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Zanu-PF sweating over the planned July 31 mass protests

by Staff reporter
08 Jul 2020 at 18:29hrs | Views
JITTERY Zanu-PF officials are sweating over the planned July 31 mass protests, which they claim are meant to topple President Emmerson Mnangagwa from power.

Addressing a party meeting in Harare on Monday, Zanu-PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu said the former liberation movement was aware of the "anti-establishment agendas" of its detractors.

"The party is aware of the planned mass protests which are being organised by MDC Alliance renegades, Tajamuka, Front for Economic Emancipation in Zimbabwe (FEEZ) led by the ex-party youth commissar Godfrey Tsenengamu and other media protagonists.

"Our security department should constantly alert us on this clear present danger of this unholy alliance.

"We also take note and welcome the Prosecutor-General's efforts for the extradition of Jonathan Moyo from Kenya as he is the figment of the external demonisation of leadership, exhorting mass uprising in the country," Mpofu said.

"It is discomforting that an individual was arrested in Kuwadzana printing our Zanu-PF and CIO cards … the level of, and sophistication of such an act, only point to the fact that there are leakages and gross breaches of our internal security system which must be thoroughly investigated.

"The court proceedings … should be followed so as to elicit the circumstances surrounding such a criminal intent and threat to the security of the party," he said further.

On Monday, Mpofu admitted as much to this reality, highlighting the economic struggles currently facing ordinary people in the country.

"Prices of goods remain high and are out of reach of common people. The reduction of the price of bread from $77 to $66 is commendable, although not sufficient enough to cushion people from their small incomes.

"A complete overhaul and lowering of prices is essential if the economic situation is to stabilise for our people.
"We have also observed the talk of dollarisation of the economy, as the affinity and appetite for the US dollar continues, with most retailers preferring this over our own Zimbabwean dollar.

"The party needs continuous updates on these developments from the ministry of Finance and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, and not only wait for relevant State organs to be summoned for presentations at these meetings or politburo," Mpofu said of the dire economic situation prevailing in the country.

Source - dailynews