President Emmerson Mnangagwa has implored members of his party not to fall asleep ahead of 2023 harmonised elections saying the opposition is plotting to win the polls by deceiving the populace.

“I call upon party leadership and membership in general to remain alive to the cunning strategies of the opposition bent on deceiving the populace and let us not forget that the opposition called for illegal economic sanctions imposed on our country,” he said.

He said more work is needed for the party at is scales up preparations for the 2023 harmonised elections.

“We must keep our people informed and mobilised, focused and working harder towards improved production and productivity across all sectors of the economy,” said.

He said his party has always stood with the people through thick and thin.

“We have stood with the people throughout the rain & sunshine, in the good times & even during the hard times induced by the illegal economic sanctions and as well as the poor service delivery by the opposition led local authorities,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mnangagwa said his government is addressing the recent runaway exchange rate and spikes in prices of basic goods and services resulting from imported inflation.

Addressing the ruling party’s central committee this afternoon, Mnangagwa implored businesses to shun profiteering tendencies.

“As Party leaders, let us continue to be disciplined and upright in all our business dealings,” he said.