MDC-T neg­a­tive stance eco­nomic sab­o­tage

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — MDC-T plans to adopt a neg­a­tive stance as a cam­paign mea­sure against Zanu-PF is hardly sur­pris­ing, holds no wa­ter but is just a form of eco­nomic sab­o­tage.

Eco­nomic sab­o­tage can be de­fined as the prac­tice of un­der­min­ing the econ­omy of a na­tion. This can be done through a num­ber of il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties among them van­dal­is­ing pub­lic prop­erty which is meant to ben­e­fit the gen­eral pub­lic.

Boy­cotting busi­ness which sus­tain the econ­omy through em­ploy­ment cre­ation is another form of eco­nomic sab­o­tage.

It is in­deed wor­ri­some how MDC-T sec­re­tary-gen­eral Dou­glas Mwon­zora bragged about his party’s silly de­ci­sion of boy­cotting Gov­ern­ment busi­nesses.

Mwon­zora re­port­edly told a party meet­ing in Mutare that his party was em­bark­ing on a mas­sive con­sumer boy­cott, boy­cotting prod­ucts, shops and busi­nesses owned by Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials who are aligned to the rul­ing Zanu-PF.

Hon­estly, if prod­ucts at these shops are cheap, why should a per­son be forced to go and buy else­where leav­ing the in­ex­pen­sive ones?

Zim­bab­weans are nei­ther fools nor zom­bies that they can be forced to do what is against their will.

Ev­ery Zim­bab­wean has a right to choose, a right to choose a prod­uct or a shop that he or she wishes to pur­chase goods from. Mwon­zora should be ad­vised that not all Zim­bab­weans are MDC-T.

MDC-T con­sti­tutes a small frac­tion of Zim­bab­wean cit­i­zens, hence their de­ci­sion not to buy from shops owned by Gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials is a waste of time. It is known that the MDC-T has an agenda to weaken the coun­try’s econ­omy.

Gov­ern­ment is try­ing its best to cre­ate em­ploy­ment for the masses, but the MDC-T seems to be ig­no­rant of all that.

The threats that were made by the West a decade ago, to make Zim­babwe’s econ­omy scream, are a true re­flec­tion of what the MDC-T is plan­ning to do.

The il­le­gal eco­nomic sanc­tions im­posed on Zim­babwe that Ts­van­gi­rai called for are a clear in­di­ca­tion of their agenda to desta­bilise the econ­omy.

How­ever, what Ts­van­gi­rai fails to re­alise is that peo­ple are fed up with his useless strate­gies. Peo­ple do not need all this.

What peo­ple need are things that bring bread and but­ter to their ta­bles. As an op­po­si­tion leader, Ts­van­gi­rai should have been prof­fer­ing al­ter­nate poli­cies that sup­port Gov­ern­ment ac­tiv­i­ties in ef­forts to re­vive the econ­omy.

Will these boy­cotts bring food to the peo­ple of Zim­babwe? Ob­vi­ously, No! One then won­ders why this op­po­si­tion party en­gages in such un­con­struc­tive ac­tiv­i­ties.

His­tory is awash with records of MDC-T boy­cotts. The op­po­si­tion party has even boy­cotted pre­vi­ous by-elec­tions.

For­tu­nately, those boy­cotts have proved that they do not work in Zim­babwe.

In that re­gard, the MDC-T should go back to the draw­ing board and bet­ter cam­paign strate­gies if ever they wish to re­gain the lost sup­port from the elec­torate. Su­bi­siso Dh­lamini, Via email

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