ZANU PF parliamentary candidates and top officials have expressed concerns about the country’s struggling economy and currency crisis, which they fear could cost the party some seats in the upcoming general elections if not addressed urgently.
During a party’s week-long induction workshop in Gweru, party officials and parliamentary candidates threw brickbats at Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube, demanding a solution to the multi-faceted crises facing the nation.
Ncube presented on the state of the economy and assured the party officials that the economy would stabilize ahead of elections set for August 23. However, the MPs expressed fears that the run-away inflation might cost the party seats in the upcoming elections.
The local currency has been on a free fall, forcing service providers to switch to the United States dollar or forward pricing to hedge against losses. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has resisted calls to redollarize the economy.