- PRESIDENT Mnangagwa appoints business associate John Mushayavanhu as new RBZ governor
- WESTERN DIPLOMATS call CHAMISA incompetent or a Zanu- PF front.
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- ZIMBABWE BLOW as Britain scraps dependent visa for migrant workers
CIRCUS: NELSON CHAMISA SAYS HE HAS THE SOLUTIONS TO ZIMBABWE’S ECONOMIC CRISIS and has demanded that the government reverses and refunds Zimbabweans all the money they lost to government through the new tax regime, which deducts two cents on every dollar for electronic transactions.
This comes at a time when Norton MP, Mnangagwa and Mutasa’s nephew Temba Mliswa says President Emmerson Mnangagwa must take back the finance ministry from Finance minister Mthuli Ncube as the former Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa was far much better.
At the same time four RBZ Directors were suspended yesterday on allegations of crimes ranging from off-the-books bond notes to corrupt allocation of foreign currency and running a foreign currency cartel. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) on Monday suspended four directors, just hours after the Finance Ministry’s new communication tzar William Gerald Mutimunje, also known as Acie Lumumba, went on Facebook to accuse them of running a foreign currency cartel. In a rambling Facebook Live video Sunday evening, Lumumba named RBZ Director Bank Supervision Norman Mataruka, Director Financial Markets zvinandaa Saburi, Director Financial Intelligence Mirirai Chiremba and Head of Security Gresham Muradzikwa, accusing them of crimes ranging from off-the-books bond notes to corrupt allocation of foreign currency.
RBZ governor John Panonetsa Mangudya, in a statement, said the apex bank had noted the “allegations of impropriety”, adding: “The bank has found it necessary, for the sake of transparency and good corporate governance, that the allegations be followed through and investigated in line with the bank’s employment code of conduct.
As if thats not enough, Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube has dumped Acie Mutumanje Lumumba, as chairman of the Communications Taskforce in the ministry, three days after his appointment.
The appointment of Lumumba drew brickbats from different sectors of society with questions raised over his credentials to run the high-profile portfolio in the ministry.
A source close to developments confirmed the development, but was not willing to be quoted.
The Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services also announced on its Twitter handle the latest development. herald” Zim LiveMore news to follow. By Sibusiso Ngwenya.