Zanu PF demands answers from ED

ZANU PF officials are plotting to take President Emmerson Mnangagwa head-on in today’s central committee meeting regarding the country’s worsening economic situation which has left them under pressure from their constituents who want answers to the crisis.

BY OBEY MANAYITI/EVERSON MUSHAVA

Mnangagwa will preside over politburo and central committee meetings amid a deepening economic crisis characterised by inflated prices of goods as well as shortages of fuel, cooking oil and other basic goods triggered by an acute shortage of foreign currency.

Coming soon after Mnangagwa’s narrow electoral victory over opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, the crisis has left Zanu PF and government at loggerheads on how to resolve the problems.

The economic crisis has also left the party under pressure from the opposition party which still insists Mnangagwa is being haunted by legitimacy crisis after the controversial July 30 polls, whose results were deemed “unverifiable” and “untraceable” by the European Union Election Observation Mission in its final report two weeks ago.

Some central committee members who spoke to NewsDay on condition of anonymity said they were under pressure from their constituencies seeking to know if there was a way out of the crisis.

“Seriously, we have come to the point where everyone is blaming us for what is happening. People are saying we are now degenerating into the 2008 chaos and I think they are justified to say that,” said a central committee member who refused to be named.

“What we need now is to provide answers. We need clear-cut assurances on how the government is planning to move us out of this crisis.

“We need to have answers for the people and if there was going to be an opportunity without being labelled as attacking leadership, the majority of the central committee members will take the leadership to task,” the member added. Wheels came off after new Finance minister Mthuli Ncube introduced the Transitional Stabilisation Programme on the same day the central bank issued a midterm monetary policy statement that introduced foreign currency nostro accounts and a 2% tax on electronic transactions that triggered a wave of price hikes.

Since then, the crisis has been deepening each day, raising fears that the country could be retracing its 2008 footsteps that saw it hit world inflation records.

The crisis has left the majority of Zanu PF officials exposed to pressure from the opposition and the general public who now doubt Mnangagwa’s ability to steer the country out of the quagmire.

Zanu PF s secretary for administration Obert Mpofu yesterday said those that want to raise the issue must freely do so and have the matter deliberated on.

“If they want answers, they can raise the issues at the meeting,” Mpofu said.

“That is the purpose of the meetings and that is where people are allowed to deliberate on issues of concern and if they have those issues, they are free to raise them. It may not necessarily be on the agenda, but if they mentioned that to you, we will listen to what they have to say,” he said.

Asked if there would not be any form of reprisals for openly challenging the leadership on the crisis, Mpofu said Mnangagwa was a listening President and the meeting was convened to have issues discussed.

“Zanu PF is a very democratic party and our President is a listening President and listens to everything that members raise and that they know. If there are issues that they want to raise to the attention of the party, I am sure this is the opportunity that they have,” he said.

Mpofu, however, refused to discuss the agenda of the meeting, saying it was the prerogative of Mnangagwa.

The meeting comes at a time a former member of the Zanu PF youth league William “Acie Lumumba” Mutumanje has claimed the country was being held hostage by a cartel of business people that has captured the central bank. He also alleged massive corruption at the central bank that led to the suspension of four top managers early this week.

Zanu PF chief whip Pupurai Togarepi was not reachable for comment yesterday, but of late, the party has clashed with government on how to resolve the economic problems. On Tuesday, government capitulated to the demand by Zanu PF to repeal Statutory Instrument 122 which set a ban on importation of certain goods.

30 Comments

  1. you zanupf lot please note that all you needed to know was answered by acie lumumba this week

  2. Comment…Please recall and impeach ED for causing suffering to the people. Ndiko kutonga kwaro?

  3. We are actualy blessed to have Ed for a leader who is well placed to smash a secrete society that has been holding hostage our national institutions for so long without our knowledge. Go Ed go, go Mthuli go. Welldone Lumumba for informing us about queen bee and his shenagians. Mr President, you will be safe to know that secret societies have a spiritual aspect in their oparations so better be fully equiped. Zvakasungwa nespanner zvinosunungurwao nespanner. May the Almighty God, bless you and lead you in your endevour to free the nation from the bondage of Satan The Devil. Amen.

    1. He is unfortunately the Queen B and you shall see that what Lumumba said will not achieve anything apart from dying a natural death without even the courts doing anything, why he is in it as Queen B

  4. Comment…ko nei achimirira kuudzwa kuti zvinhu zvikudhura mumashop vega havaone here kuti zvinhu zvakaoma ini zanu iyi ka mmm zvakaoma

  5. Comment…Where iiiis Elisha? Before elections, commented everyday on everything and defended ED but after the elections his silence is deafening. ED has turned out to be a nightmare, gamba ndiko kutonga kwaro..

  6. The demon of blood, factionalism, chaos & turmoil in zanupf is about to rise again, the beginning of the end for ED is now on the horizon

  7. There is no-one in zanu pf (IMHO) who is spiritual enough to lift the bondage of satan from Zimbabwe because satan seems to have captured the entire zanu pf party from top to bottom ages ago….the murders, arson, fraud, theft, philandery, terrorism and genocide etc can only be the hand of satan. zanu pf must exorcise satan from their party first before thinking of the whole country….the country is too big a shoe.

  8. Sagitarr you are lost my friend. Queen bee has captured everybody including Mdca. Just open up your eyes and see the unfolding scandal spreading to quarters that you least expect. From common sense, why do you think some top opposition figures are so critical about an operation which is aparently exposing and will eventually punish those criminals? The answer is very simple, they know very well that they will be caught up in the mess if the operation continues unabated. Watch this space.

    1. shunguhadziurayi mangarayi

      You are right Nhire. MDCa is in connivance with certain executives of companies to milk foreign currency from RBZ and divert the money to other issues including funding mdca political activities. You had chanyiswa saying he can solve the economy issue in one day. It is not a secret as to what he meant by that. There is no foreign currency shortages in this country , but the money is being misused by the intended beneficiaries. All the shortages being experienced of commodities is just a coordinated conspiracy to make sure that all what ED and ZANU PF is trying to do in order to boost the economy will not yield anything. The chanyiswas know it very well that if ED succeeds in revamping the economy that will be their end because there will be nothing to blame ZANU PF of or talk about at their rallies. The biggest saboteur in this economy is MDCa. This doesnt need a trained investigator to come out with clear results. I strongly believe that time has come a dog eat dog situation so that things can be painful for a few months or years while creating a long term happy and conducive environment for those to come after this full of evil generation.

      1. aiwawo, can you admit failure as it is, MDC is far far away from the corrodors of power, focus on those in office you dim wit

      2. Please note that those perpetrating heinous acts are not political parties but individuals. Some of these are well connected and high up in the top echelons of ZANU PF, and so are others who are also top chefs within MDC-Alliance, like any other parties. To pin the atrocious behaviour to any political party is rather mischievous on your part. Please have your facts right before fanning hate speech. I am glad we are seeing some results to remove the undesirable elements from doing further damage to the ailing economy.

      3. unotopenga iwe. u r a fool. does MDCA control RBZ? Does it issue bond notes? Why are u so silly dofo remunhu

        1. Nor does MDCA generate RTGS to buy USD on the black market,parinosvika 600% anenge otenga is not an ordinary person or a company but the RBZ mbune zvirikuzivikamwa kare

  9. tendai chaminuka

    Ko mapichisi ati aibva here zvatakusvika November.Chimweya chaNovember.Heard that what is called the Russian October Revolution actually transpired in November according some calender.

  10. kkkk hanzi operation restore legacy ndiyo legacy yacho here yenhamo yakadai

  11. Anopenga ed ngaaende kumusha sezvakaita Mugabe

  12. @Anonymous..kkkkkkkkk, there’s now only one EDiot called Farai J Nhire left supporting ED like a madman, the rest have seen the light & fled into silence. ED has been a major disappointment really faster than anyone could have imagined

  13. Johnson commandar

    ummmmm but zvakaoma however God will not remain silence he one day will answer

  14. A BLACK PERSON CAN NOT RUN A COUNTRY. A BLACK PERSON CAN NOT EVEN RUN A TUCKSHOP. BLACK LEADERSHIP SHOULD GET HELP FROM WHITE EUROPEAN POLITICIANS ON HOW TO GOVERN A COUNTRY. IN SPORTS, WHITE EUROPEAN COACHES ARE HIRED TO COACH DIFFERENT SPORT DISCIPLINES, WHY NOT DO THE SAME TO POLITICS? BLACK LEADERS ARE USELESS, CORRUPT, MYOPIC AND DAYDREAMERS. FROM 1980 CHABUDA HAPANA.

  15. ZIM IS IN SH!T BECOZ OF BLACK LEADERSHIP. A BLACK PERSON CAN NOT DO ANYTHING GOOD WITHOUT A WHITEMAN’S HELP.

  16. Newsday you miss the point. The Government composition is Zanu PF and the current Govt is merely implementing their election manifesto. There is no discord between Zanu and Govt because they are one. Imi Newsday ndimi mune discord because hamuzivi kuti Zanu ndiyo Govt. You also quote unknown sources but is it new that Zanu PF holds Politiburo and Central Committee meetings? Musatengesa paper nekunyora rubbish

  17. Guys its not gonna be easy lets give ED a chance ,our economics can not be fixed over the night and these are the preliminary parts of the answer to our panacea.Zanupf can not go into GNU with a party they purpote to have beaten fair and square through a free and fair ballot.so lets give the guy ,ED, a chance to prove his mantle .

    1. Aaaaah iwe…..we gave him 9 months but hapana zvaakaita .What about these 5 coming years.

  18. Nonsense, 1 year in power & ED cant even solve the cash crisis, never mind fixing the macro economy, what more chances are you talking about

  19. the country could be retracing its 2008 footsteps

  20. How much has ED spent on foreign trips since November 2017 to date compared to his achievement in turning around the economy? How much more time would you give him to keep trying turning around this economy please?

  21. CHANYISWA IS GITERY BECAUSE OF THE ROTE THAT WAS EXPOSED AT RBZ.

  22. Danai Muhyaradzi Kereke akupei dzimwe dzenhoroondo kuti vanhu vazive kumwe kwazvakabvira…

  23. During campains ed ed aimira pamberi pevanhu preaching kuvanhu hatidi huwori all the culprits must be brot to buks, asi iye auya nehelicopter yenyika kuabusa maresouces enyika .obert mpofu aripi hupfumi hwainaho akahuwanepi mari yemadimonds yakaendepi?vahu vaakasunga arimujere ndiani? Saka kana zvakadaro nyika inoendepi

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