The opposition Movement of Democratic Change (MDC) has accused government of allowing certain cartels in their political and economic circles to control the dynamics of the country.
In a statement released by the party deputy spokesperson Luke Tamaborinyoka after the National Standing Committee meeting yesterday, the MDC said elite business players that are politically connected are controlling the day to day business of the country.
“The party noted that there has been State capture as evidenced by cartels comprising top State players and a politically connected business elites.
“It is these cartels that are stealing taxpayers’ money through illegal deals and other nefarious activities that have brought the economy to its knees,” read part of the statement.
The statement also noted that the opposition still acknowledge the judgement that was passed on the two percent transactions tax by the court.
“We also note of the recent court judgement which ruled that the Mnangagwa’s administration had stolen from suffering Zimbabweans by collecting a two percent transaction tax for over six months outside any legal framework.
“The government must simply have the decency of reimbursing Zimbabweans the money that it illegally collected from them.
“Of major concern was the deteriorating predicament of the ordinary citizen as characterized by 18-hour power cuts as well as declining social services particularly in the health and education sectors.
“Transacting platforms for ordinary citizens such as the Ecocash platforms have been virtually banned, further affecting despondent citizens who now can barely afford public transport costs and other basics.
“The party leadership resolved that it will soon embark on a robust programme to respond to the national crisis, noted Tamborinyoka.