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Sanctions hurt but smuggling kills the economy

28 Oct 2020 at 08:32hrs | Views
Dear Mr President,

Mr President, your Excellence Sir i write this letter to you seeking your urgent intervention on these serious cases of economic sabotage and destruction. Yes sanctions do hurt our economy but corruption and smuggling are destroying our economy. We don't have control on those who imposed these illegal sanctions on us so there is no need to waste precious time, energy and resources fighting a losing battle. Instead focus on those who are destroying our economy. Mr President you know these economic destroyers as you wine and dine with them. No wonder they are even so daring to carry out their shenanigans openly that even a blind person can see it.

It is not surprising that a President of Miner's Federation was finally arrested trying to smuggle gold. Only God knows how many times she has successfully smuggled out gold. You know it Mr President that Zimbabwe is losing excess of 30 tons of gold annually through smuggling.

I once reported to the ministry of Mines on how gold was being sourced from custom milling plants and smuggled out of Zimbabwe. The response I got from the ministry was very disheartening showing that even those in the ministry, police, Zimra are also involved in the smuggling racket. These people must be arrested and given very harsh sentences. The culprits must work in prison farms feeding the whole nation.

Zimbabwe has more than enough resources to bust the sanctions but because of corruption and smuggling our economy is in the ICU. Only you Mr President can stop this mess by being bold and tough. You don't have to smile at those sabotaging the economy, they must not be your friends Mr President because they are our enemies. We are suffering because of these people.

You have done enough talking Mr President now its time to act. We demand action Mr President. You are the people's President Sir so protect your people.

Down with those sabotaging our economy!

True Patriot

Munya Shumba

Source - Munya Shumba
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