The government recently instructed shops to return to the price of goods as it was around March.
Said Biti, “There is a price implosion in markets with the price of basic commodities shooting up by a factor of 400% since the lockdown on 30 March.Regrettably, price spike is also in US$ terms reflecting that Issue is political reflective of a broken social contract
“The price controls imposed by the regime are counterproductive. Shops have removed goods from shelves while in many instances they have ignored the directive& increased prices. Citizens should challenge controls in courts as they will cause more fragility in these #covid times.”
Biti said the future of Zimbabwe cannot be entrusted to a clueless party like ZANU PF.
“The mismanagement of the economy by this regime, the lies it has unleashed. The suffering it has caused including, mismanagement of monetary policy & FX, the 2% IMT Tax, fuel increases and duties, shortages, corruption, poverty, and unemployment are unpardonable. Emmerson has failed.
“An alternative disruptive consensus is urgently required to save our Zimbabwe. The present and future cannot be entrusted to the murderous, incompetent, clueless, predatory lot that has completely hijacked people s aspirations and dreams. A new consensus is about #Transformation.”