We cannot separate democracy and discipline …

ZIMBABWE Foreign Affairs and International Affairs Minister General SB Moyo has blamed the recent price increases on the indiscipline of Zimbabweans and warned businesses that the government will soon crack down on these errant businesses.

Speaking to reporters, Moyo said:

This is a very temporary phenomenon, what we are going through and sometimes also they say in a democracy there must be discipline.

We cannot separate democracy and discipline. If you lack discipline, then what it means is that people would want to maximise on profits, but in reality, profits are basically 10-15%. That is not exactly what is happening on the market.

Definitely, as government, we are going to enforce discipline, but what we don’t want was to try and be hard-handed to our people, we want to talk to our people so that they understand that we are together and we are moving in a particular direction.