At Zanu PF headquarters on Wednesday, President Emmerson Mnangagwa had an explanation for the economic crisis; it was the detractors.
The list of Kazembe’s detractors includes everyone from diplomats, former Zanu PF officials and, bizarrely, even eccentric preachers.
“While there was consensus on the global economic recession and slowdown caused by the COVID-19 contagion, the general lockdown restrictions on certain sectors of the economy and the continued illegal economic sanctions,” Chinamasa said, “there was, however, a robust acknowledgment that there is an invisible hand at play fomenting regime change and as a revolutionary party we will jealously guard against such elements.”
“Government is aware that these escalating price increases are a political ploy engineered by our detractors to effect an illegal regime change against the ruling party and the government following the failure of illegal economic sanctions,” Mpofu said then.
That same year 2007, under pressure on the economic front, Zanu PF started hitting out at opponents.