Government revising economic policies: Mujuru

via Government revising economic policies: Mujuru – NewsDay May 22, 2014 by Moses Matenga

THE government yesterday admitted that most of its policies were not working and it was revisiting them to ensure that the collapsing national economy could recover.

Addressing hundreds of mourners at the burial of national hero Brigadier-General John Zingoni at the National Heroes’ Acre, Acting President Joice Mujuru said government was “revisiting” policies and “revising” others as steps to revive the economy.

“Government continues to revisit some of its policies, revise its modes of doing work,” Mujuru said.

“Above all, we continue to create space for you and me to pursue opportunities.

“Admittedly, it is too early to have results, but definitive steps are being undertaken.”

Analysts said Mujuru’s statement was an admission that Zanu PF’s economic policies, including the much-touted Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable Socio-Economic Transformation (ZimAsset), had failed to work and needed revision.

The government has been pursuing populist policies that were now having a boomerang effect on the economy, which is now in a free-fall.

Of late, the Zanu PF government has softened its once tough and aggressive stance on indigenisation as championed by former Indigenisation minister Saviour Kasukuwere.

The policies have scared away potential investors at a time the country needed them most.

President Robert Mugabe was absent as he is yet to return from his routine medical check-up in Singapore, where he went last week.

Present at the national shrine were Zanu PF national chairman Simon Khaya Moyo, secretary for administration Didymus Mutasa, Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda and other government officials.

Buhera South MP Joseph Chinotimba stole the thunder from the Zanu PF Chimurenga Choir when he joined them on the dance floor.

Mujuru, who stuck to her prepared speech throughout the address, described the late Zingoni — whose Chimurenga name was Tichatonga Booker — as a dedicated cadre who devoted his life in defence of the country.

Zingoni succumbed to a heart ailment last week at the age of 60.
The burial was attended by members of the security forces and a handful of Zanu PF supporters.

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29 comments on “Government revising economic policies: Mujuru
  1. tom says:

    In the short term,smthin can be tried, whatever it is.it should be supporting ZIM ASSET,indeginisation,black empowerment………anything quiete different to this can be undevorcable.A recovery plan is essential and short-run friendly,it should fit on the stages of ZIM -ASSET,ZIM-ASSET is the only future.and it is forever,the total economy of Zimbabwe is to remain in Zimbabweans hands,current situations are too enemy driven and ignourable,loss of jobs is nothing comparing to loss of economy,loss of freedom,loss of independence.ZIM-ASSET will start to work and when it start no one will take it down.

  2. Roving Ambassador says:

    Bob has missed the burial rally,he must surely be near death.
    Mujuru talks about ZANU policy, they have no policy, no discipline, they are just a rag tag mafia out fit.
    They should just resign and all will be OK.
    They are the problem.
    Buggeroff ZANU.

  3. Wilbert Mukori says:

    Mai Mujuru may not have understood the full details of how Mugabe rig the 2013 elections but she understands that the tyrant cannot rig the economic recovery too!

  4. andy says:

    Maybe it’s wishful thinking but how long does it take for a ” routine eye check” and why go all the way to Singapore for it?

  5. pati says:

    I am not sure if all of us really appreciate the very bad situation we are in. When Mugabe dies, our fortunes are not going to get any better, not because of the very poor leadership that Will succeed him, but primarily because of our failure as to take our duties, responsibilities and obligations seriously. We are responsible for our freedom, economic success and social transformation. No one, and I repeat, no one is going to give these necessities of a life we clamor for. We have to claim our power back, and it starts by respecting ourselves and others around us. We refuse to be used to do these politicians dirty work and hold them accountable. Stop listening to them. They lie. Nothing they say or do is going to change our fortunes. They are corrupt and devoid of any decency to put in place policies that work for all of us. Even, if they may want to, they don’t have the intellect to do anything about it.

  6. andy says:

    Why go all the way to Singapore. Why is he gone so long. Why did he not attend the funeral of the goon who died. And why for the first time in 34 years did they hold a cabinet meeting without him? maybe just maybe the head goon is about to learn what hell is like

  7. Canuck says:

    All the foregoing comments are right off the wall……
    Tom……load of wishful thinking, nothing more
    Roving……you are correct, but ho hope of it happening
    Pati…..quite right

    But the bottom line folks is that NOTHING is changing.
    The Zim economy is dead in the water and this will not change til Z-PF is GONE

  8. Kabunga says:

    Do you think anyone in ZANU PF reads these comments. How do these people sleep at night.

  9. John Thomas says:

    Good this one is buried. Quick where is the next one? Now that is a policy that can work. Once all the crooks are planted in heroes acre we can become a normal country with happy citizens

  10. NBS says:

    And so why has it taken ZPF 14 years to even begin to wake up? We have been trying to tell them for over a decade. Farmer and his daughter brutally murdered! On going land invasions in the sugar estates! farm upheavals continue! Generals refusing to get out of Save! Racist indigenisation! Rampant corruption! It goes on and on. Repent! Confess! Admit your mistakes! You sowed a wind and you are reaping a whirlwind. Repent!

  11. The Mind Boggles says:

    I can’t even work out what that idiot Tom is on about , appears to be a total halfwit on Dagga?? Roving Ambassador for President

  12. Mandevu says:

    How about revising EVERYTHING. By the way did anyone from ZPF attend the burial service for Catherine Francis?

  13. Mukanya says:

    Which economic policies? ZIM-CORRUPTION I suppose.

  14. Chirutanga says:

    Amai Mujuru,The government needs to revisit its credibility to its own people and the international world.Go back to the people for free and fair elections,then credible government can be formed with economic policies supported by the people and The international community.No Economic policies fail as long as they are supported by the people and the international world.Right in your party Zanu PF,Majority of the members are not supporting these policies.They are only taking advantage of them to loot the national wealth.They are after their own personal gains.Go back for free and fair elections and forget Rigging elections again because its a short term gain.The economy cannot be rigged My dear mother.

    • Parangeta says:

      “My dear Mother”, Mujuru is as crooked as Mugarbage.
      Her filthy, dead husband died, leaving a $10 BILLION
      dollar estate.
      “My dear Mother”, knew nothing of the Fat General’s looting?

      Get real, get a life and get off your arze and kick the Beetch
      out!

  15. Mapingu says:

    “Admittedly, it is too early to have results, but definitive steps are being undertaken.”

    Joke of the yr; isn’t it?? Surely this Teurai Ropa has the guts to tell Zimbabweans that 34 yrs is too early for Zanu pf policies to show positive fruits for poor Zimbabweans.

    She also is still as poor as she was in 1980? To our knowledge in less than 2 yrs in power Mujuru’s and all other zanu pf elites where already owning several properties in Hre’s surbans.

    So, why should 34 yrs be too short for majority of the people & too long for her and a few others to realize fruits of liberation? If this is not sheer insult to the masses then I don’t what is.

  16. Daniel says:

    Mujuru is and has always been part of the problem.A bit late to be clever after 34 years.Just all of you bugger off then we might have a chance of fixing this mess.mind you Morgan must also go!

  17. Ike says:

    Lucy, hats off to you. I do enjoy reading your comments!!!

  18. Petal says:

    Just another cover up by the RGM bufoons – time to exit- LONG OVERDUE

  19. Straight Shooter says:

    I long told you that Gukurahundism has no place in economics; you never learn.

    Again, you can revise and revise for all you want, but without foreign investments you are farting against thunder!!

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