HARARE – Despite the myriad political and economic challenges ravaging Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe’s post-congress Zanu PF says its much-maligned government has done well over the past 36 years, blaming worsening poverty levels in the country on global economic turbulence.
Party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said yesterday that the former liberation movement had done “extremely well” over the past two years in particular, in spite of the sluggish global economic performance during this time.
“We have done extremely well for our people under the circumstances as a party in terms of the mandate we were given in 2013, with the generality of the population feeling the (positive) effects of ZimAsset, our economic blueprint, that we are focused on implementing at the moment,” Khaya Moyo said.
He added that Zanu PF would this year be expending “most of the party’s energy on enforcing the implementation of ZimAsset for the continued benefit of our people”.
“We do not believe as Zanu PF that we are in control of the world economic meltdown.
“We cannot be the one to be blamed for the drought we are experiencing, that is a natural disaster but we have again said that none of our people are going to starve as we are putting in place mechanisms to avert such a situation,” Khaya Moyo said.