Zanu PF National Political Commissar, Cde Victor Matemadanda has warned unscrupulous business people who are removing essentials from shelfs and those failing to adhere to the government’s call to drop prices, saying their honeymoon period is over.

He revealed that a team to engage with such individuals and entities will be set up soon.

Cde Matemadanda, who is also the Deputy Minister of Defence and War Veterans Affairs addressed thousands of people who gathered for the national clean-up campaign in Gweru, saying the austerity measures adopted by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development are meant to correct the wrongs of the past and as such, needs to be embraced by all.

“We spent money in the old republic until we emptied all the coffers. Money in the economy is like blood in the body. We are aware that there are some unscrupulous people who are refusing to reduce prices and we would like to assure them that action will be taken if they do not refrain from such activities,” he said.

Cde Matemadanda urged opposition political parties to accept defeat in the country’s 2018 harmonised elections and work with the ruling party for Zimbabwe to move forward.

MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa has been on record refusing to engage the government through the Political Actors’ Dialogue (POLAD), citing issues of legitimacy despite the fact the he lost an appeal at the Constitutional Court.