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"Help Me To Find Economic Saboteurs" - Mnangagwa Pleads With POLAD

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has turned to Political Actors Dialogue (Polad) members to help him arrest the economic turmoil characterised by sky-rocketing prices of goods and services.

Speaking after meeting the Polad principals on Thursday at State House, Mnangagwa acknowledged that the country was in an economic mess which he blamed on “economic saboteurs”.

POLAD was set up by Mnangagwa after the disputed 2018 elections and is made up of losing presidential candidates from opposition political parties. The president pleaded:

Help me to find economic saboteurs and deal with them.

We have established that some members of the business community were involved in fuelling the parallel market, thereby destabilising our local currency.

Our economy has been under attack from unscrupulous and nefarious individuals and syndicates bent on sabotaging our way of life.

Some basic commodities such as cooking oil have disappeared from supermarkets while others have been priced beyond the reach of many as the local currency keeps falling in value. reports that the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe this Thursday said a consumer basket for a family of five had shot to $120 000, up from $98 000 in April.

In a bid to arrest the economic decline, Mnangagwa announced a cocktail of measures such as banning banks from lending but later reversed the decree following an outcry.

Early this week, the government lifted import tariffs to allow Zimbabweans to buy groceries across the borders.

Political analysts said POLAD was an illegal platform since it was not provided for by Zimbabwean laws and urged Mnangagwa to report to Parliament rather.

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mtoni 1 month ago

kkkk kukumbira mbavha kuti dzibate dzimwe mbavha

tom 1 month ago

apa ka stance kakarohwa ne team racho ndekema presidents chaiwo

Ghetto Yut 1 month ago

Polad inondisekesa hangu 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Matts 1 month ago

Ordinary person anowana access to USD from RBZ here? Someone with power and in a position of authority is able to do that. Sabotage iri kutangira mukati so don't hunt far. Hazvitomboda POLAD because they are only loosing presidential candidates and nothing more than. Some of the POLAD members hativazive, vakangonyuka 2018. Saka that team cannot solve anything. Problem iri mukati, people in positions of authority.


Nyoka Longo 1 month ago

Zimbabwe with its plethora of all pervasive security agents including vasori, matsegu etc all these are failing to unravel the debilitating scourge of economic saboteurs. It is baffling and beggars belief.

GVT 1 month ago

Going to POLAD may show a gross amount of cluelessness on how to retard the free falling economy; as if it's falling on gravitational force. Resignation may be pure justice for our beautiful country.

Dispenser 1 month ago

arrest yr friends eg muthuli who print rtgs wantonly ,and channel it through black market by his compatriots .

Gafa 1 month ago

@Jerk kkkkk yaa wandipedza manje conductor akatovhura door kuda kujumper ndokubasa kwake kkkk Madhuku is excited now Polad is a grouping of losers only

Mdara Odza 1 month ago

Give him a mirror and ask him to look into it

Jerk 1 month ago

"Help Me To Find Handbrakes" - Driver Pleads With Conductor

Chamisa junior 1 month ago

Mnangagwa akafanana nechitunha hapana zvinozivikanwa paye kunyangwe speech yake kunge munhu arikuhope kuita kurotomoka uye bsa raarikumhanyidzana naro zuva nezuva kurongera chamisa chete uye kutuma wanhu kuzokanganisa Nero but now Nero anehuturu ane new stratage uye

next year l know kt Chamisa haasi kuzobuditsa pachena zvaachaita kna apinda

Tang. Ku 1 month ago

But kutaura chokwadi mnangagwa I m ha ta chaiyo

Tang. Ku 1 month ago

A **** President who controls the whole country and is sorounded by so many intelligence agencies of different potifolios but can't seek information from them why? Now approaching a useless , blind polad Wich is also a looter of the tax payers , never will they expose one , ucha ma ma chete Ed you think people are fools though they hug you smile to you comment you but from their hearts you are afar vhura meso

boy 1 month ago

the first economic saboteur is you ED

Nimrod 1 month ago

We are in trouble times when the head of state and gvt is clueless like this

ZimCitizen 1 month ago

Takamirira response ye Polad. Pane ane idea yekuti inowuya riini here?

Da Truth 1 month ago

2023 tarira ipapo 🌋

Zuze 1 month ago


Gafa 1 month ago

Unokumbira njere kumatofo sewe sei.Taura naBiti akazviita tikazviona mukamurasa zvaponja futi dzokera ikoko.Mthuli is a lost someone worse Mangundya

Da truth 1 month ago

Kombo Moyana,Benard Chidzero and Tsumba ,T Biti and Tsvangirai the late Guru ndovano ziva kuti Zim inodei vakafa endai paeinda vapenyu vatorei mugare navo pasi 3 days munonakirwa 🐊 nayo Zim musadya uroyi nekunyara Muthuli and Mangudya vanofanira kurega basa nhasi makuseni ano ndo problem chete

Ppp 1 month ago

yekudhura kwezvinhu irikwese Mr President,Bots SA varikuchemawo.Dai tagona kumisa Hondo ye Russia ne aUkrain.

🤨🤨 1 month ago

Better than muno kubvira kare zvinhu zvakangooma musiri wako ka iwewe ukufananudza south ne**** idzi

ABSA 1 month ago

Your Ministers first ,especially your advisors. I helped you Mr. President

Blue 🔵 1 month ago

This country is bleeding from the inside. People were given the greenlight to import basics, a move that should have lowered food prices, but lo, what do we get? Price increases. Does that make any sense. One imports cheap cooking oil and slaps a 6US price on it. Who is the saboteur here? I told you, Zimbos Just wanna abuse a system. You won't stop until the system is t****ughly raped. Now you think the president is high on paw paw leaves or something. Now it looks like he's fighting phantoms, yet, these are real elements.
They eroded your Zim dollar earnings, now they are eroding your USDs. Saboteurs are everywhere like interstellar clouds of dust

Dhuterere 1 month ago

anohodherwa nekusengerwa negovernment handit ane expense raanoita kusvika zvive muno enda unohodha ako upe vanhu mahara In South Africa 2l iruita R114 how much kuUS e$6 akatochipa

Tintin 1 month ago

haiwa chirungu munacho pfungwa ndidzo dzamusina.english bhoo chigadzirisai brain u will be ok in this world and the one to come.

Chawabvunza 1 month ago

I wish to tell His Excellency Advocate President ED MNANGAGWA that the first suboteur is Mr Mthuli Ncube's auction because people who are getting money from there go into the international markets, purchase goods, bring them home and sell those goods at exorbitant pricens falsely claiming that they obtained money from the blackmarket !!!!! The second suboteurs are some of the unscrupulous banks or their employees who by 0900 hours everyday new money is in the streets with the money changers. I want congratulate you, Mr President, for admitting that you have failed and you are now seeking assistance from useless POLAD.



Opinion 1 month ago

Your finance minister and RBZ is to blame.

Dhuterere 1 month ago

saboteur wekutanga cabinet ministers , their children and wives, security chiefs and their families and the man himself and his family, friends and relatives

Anonymous 1 month ago

POLAD should be renamed to Looters' party

Machiavelli 1 month ago

Sorry that name is taken.
ZANU is The Looters Party.
POLAD should be christened (with apologies to JC) Sycophants Losers League.

Dr Hercules 1 month ago

The one saboteur is the gvt itself corruption and unplanned expenditure. Keeping pointing fingures at others while the economy sinks farther

rey 1 month ago


Mkhululi Dube, 45, Magoma Sibanda, 42, Victor Vilakazi, 32, Price Ndlovu, 35, Cosmos Ncube, 45, Cabangani Kunene, 38, Wilfred Ngubeni, 45, Goodman Ndlovu, 36, Tandai Thafirei, 29, Lucas Mazibc, 27, Samuel Mlambo, 43 and Senzo Mpofu, unknown age, are facing six counts of attempted murder, three counts of robbery with aggravating circumstances, five counts of possession of an unlicensed firearm, two counts of possession of ammunition, and 12 counts of being illegally in the country. On April 16, the police were alerted to a robbery at the transport company in Benoni, Ekur****ni. Preliminary investigations suggest that about 14 armed men arrived in a sedan and three trucks and held the security guards at gunpoint.

Well done to all involved

BabaAsalif 1 month ago

@muzulu wakapusa iwe u mean unoziva masurname ese

enda matebeleland unotoona masurname Ari Limpopo, kzn, ec, kana kumatonga uko

haikona kupusa sa ediooot

Mangethe 1 month ago

Muzulu@ Go to Ntabazinduna and Esigosini u will find Vikalazi and Kunene

BB & CB 1 month ago

wese aita mhosva is zimbo ayas.

muzulu 1 month ago

all those names doesn't sound Zimbabwean. vilakazi,kunene and mazibc are not zimbos

👽👽👽👽👽👽 1 month ago

So you are saying this to Polad handiti 🤔

Tintin 1 month ago

amai auxillia mnangagwa

Asalif 1 month ago

defeat accepted 😅😅😅

Da truth 1 month ago

Maparamuro advise him to look in the water he will see a creature there that's the problem he must drag it to court

Maparamuro 1 month ago

Look in the mirror Mr president

Chimboti Pizza 1 month ago

MaEconomic saboteurs kubvira 2018? It's either Emmer akunyepa or akurara pabasa sei vasati vabatwa

Ed 1 month ago

Step down

POLAD 1 month ago

When you hear senior government officials saying such things they want to vent their anger on suffering and innocent money changers yet they are the very criminals who are taking money from the RBZ distributing it to their agents on the streets. When you think about cleansing our home please start with the top government officials.

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