MDC-T negative stance economic sabotage
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