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MDC-T Plots Consumer Boycott Of Zanu PF-Linked Businesses

MDC T party secretary-general Douglas Mwonzora explaining a point in Harare. (Sebastian Nyamhangambiri for VOA)

The opposition MDC T party said it will soon unveil a new strategy to punish Zanu PF-linked businesses.

The party said it will launch what it calls a massive consumer boycott campaign to encourage Zimbabweans to boycott supermarkets, productsand businesses linked to the ruling Zanu PF government functionaries.

Zanu PF had a number of big companies, most of which have either collapsed or struggling with its officials also owning several companies.

MDC T spokesman Douglas Mwonzora said so far they have identified about 19 companies and some products that are associated with companies and individuals that they are not going to support.

“And this target is passive. We are simply not going to buy in their shops. We are not going to do anything. We are not going to loot those shops, we are not going to harass them, we are not going to burn the shops. We are simply staying away from buying from these shops,” Mwonzora said.

Mwonzora did not want to reveal the list of the targeted businesses, though he said Gushungo Holdings, a dairy company owned by the first family and Choppies Supermarkets owned by Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko are among the 19 companies.

Mwonzora accused these businesses of corruptly getting government contracts and tenders which result in the loss of tax-payers' hard-earned money.

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