Political activists should desist from violent activities and concentrate on the economic development of the country, Zanu PF Mashonaland East provincial chairperson and Scotia Holdings Executive chairman Ray Kaukonde said at the weekend.
Kaukonde was speaking at the opening of Mabvuku Spar. He said what people needed were jobs and violence was unnecessary.
He said economic development always brought jobs for the people, which they are longing for.
“We should concentrate on economic issues rather than too much political issues. What people need are jobs and not this fighting. We should put emphasis on the economy rather fighting each other,” he said.
Kaukonde added: “Most of these youths do not have jobs and we promised them jobs. It’s time we fulfil those promises and give people jobs. The opening of this shop creates jobs for the people, especially in this community.”
Mabvuku Spar opened its doors to the public on Friday with a number of specials in store for their customers.
Mabvuku residents said they were excited at the opening of the shop as it brings competition and variety in the area.
“We are happy at least we have another supermarket. There was only one supermarket here and it became so crowded in there, but now with Spar we hope to enjoy our shopping,” said Mabvuku resident Emmanuel Rwodzi.