The first thing John Mangudya thought he needed to say, standing up to speak on Wednesday, was that Mthuli Ncube was well within his rights as Finance Minister to tell central bank what to do with the...
Sardonic Zimbabweans have a joke for every crisis. One of the many crisis-fueled wisecracks goes: What’s the best time to fill up your fuel tank? Answer: “When...
Mthuli Ncube has one job when he walks up to the mic in Parliament to present the 2020 budget; put money into the pockets of consumers. The Finance Minister will not have missed the news...
In 2019, Zimbabwe was caught up in quite a spin, from the January riots, Mthuli Ncube’s policy upheavals, to the death of a dictator. Did any analyst, journalist or commentator at any one...
AS anti-riot police fought back a tide of angry opposition supporters at the gates of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission's temporary base, a relaxed ZEC chairperson Chigumba was fielding questions from journalists, seemingly impervious to the storm of discontentment over...
Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor John Mangudya served up his first monetary policy speech of the year on Monday in typical fashion; over-optimistic bluster topped with a pious sermon explaining away his policies.
Around 2011, Germany’s Allensbach Institute asked Germans; “what do you fear the most?” The findings told a story that every Zimbabwean policy maker must hear. Their number one fear was growing old...
WHEN a team from the Public Service Commission turned up at Mbiriyadi Primary School in Nyanga for a staff audit and headcount three years ago, the head handed them attendance registers. Hawk-eyed officials quickly spotted an anomaly. Names of pupils...
Dear Mr President, Let’s start by talking about what’s important to Zimbabweans. The things Zimbabweans demand are not complicated. They are not anything out of the ordinary. They...
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has banned cash-in and cash-out transactions on mobile money. But, by announcing the ban without bringing a solution to the cash crunch, central bank officials are reminding us of what they are; firefighters that...
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