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Prices continue to skyrocket beyond reach of citizens basic commodities now beyond reach of many

by Stephen Jakes
31 Aug 2021 at 06:46hrs | Views
MDC Alliance MDC Alliance Youth Assembly National Spokesperson  Stephen Sarkozy Chuma has said the basic commodities like bread, meat, sugar and cooking oil have become a luxury beyond reach of many particularly in rural areas and high density suburbs.

He said this is mainly due the runway prices which are a direct result of bushy economics of President  Emmerson Mnangagwa's regime.

"Despite lip service by his government that the economy is on the right direction, the situation at the ground tells a different tale. It is sad that ever since Mnangagwa seized power through a coup in 2017, life for the ordinary citizen has become a nightmare due price hikes, power cuts, demolitions, and heightened political repression among a bag of worries shouldered by the people," he said.

"The situation in the country has reached another level with ordinary citizens scrounging for food as evidenced by the return of "tsaonas". What is more saddening is that amidst all this excruciating poverty faced by the people, the regime spend big on POLAD cartoon characters, chiefs cars, helicopters and statues among other extravagances."

He said their problems are a manifestation of an illegitimate and failed leadership. 

"In that front, we urge all young people to register to vote as we gear towards the next elections. Mnangagwa has failed in every front- political, social and economic. We need a new broom," he said.

Source - Byo24news