Gono Criticised For Saying He Printed Zim Dollar To Prevent A Coup By Hungry Soldiers

Analysts who spoke to The Herald criticised former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Gideon Gono for saying he printed the bearer cheque to prevent a coup by hungry soldiers.

One of the three analysts who spoke to The Herald, Godwine Mureriwa said Gono should have resigned if he was a principled financial expert. He also criticised Gono for insinuating that Operation Restore Legacy was a coup. Said Mureriwa:

People of integrity, professionalism and who are progressive would have done what Nkosana Moyo or Simba Makoni did. We have Patrick Chinamasa, who was cornered during the Mugabe era, but stood with his position on civil service rationalisation and cutting of the wage bill until he lost his post. 2008 was a critical period for everyone and for Gono to tarnish the image of the army like that is unacceptable. It is sad that he sees Operation Restore Legacy as a coup, yet it was restoration of the ideals of the liberation struggle and removal of the one centre of power which had been clandestinely created by the G40 cabal.

More: Herald

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Gideon Gono is the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) a position he was in from 2003 to 2013. He is also former CEO of the CBZ Holdings, formerly known as the Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe, and Jewel Bank. Gono is known... Read More About Gideon Gono

Operation Restore Legacy is a military operation which triggered the demise of Robert Mugabe who had been the sole leader of Zimbabwe for thirty-seven years since the country attained independence.The operation attracted a lot scrutiny, locally, regionally and Internationally.The Military claimed it was not a... Read More About Operation Restore Legacy

Simba Makoni is a Zimbabwean politician who is the founder and president of Mavambo/Kusile/Dawn political party. He worked for the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) government as cabinet minister until 2002 when he broke away to form his own party. Read More About Simba Makoni


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