MDC Alliance principal and former minister of finance Tendai Biti has said that after winning the July 30 elections, everyone will be required to open new bank accounts for United States dollars only. He said that there was going to be a huge influx of cash and foreign direct investment. Speaking at a rally in Shamva, Biti said,
I was in America with Chamisa in December, we went to the United Kingdom in May, currently, he is somewhere (else). He called me last (Friday) night saying he was promised by the whites that on August 1, they will come with lorries and buses full of money. There will be foreign direct investment here.
We will bring back US dollars, so on August 1, we want everyone to open brand new US dollar bank accounts which are not contaminated by Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa. Close these RTGS ones. On August 1 after taking Chamisa to State House, we will hold a Press conference and scrap the bond note.
This comes at a time when President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his top officials have said that they are going to reintroduce the Zimbabwe dollar because they cannot control the United States dollar.
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Tendai Laxton Biti is the president of the People's Democratic Party, a prominent lawyer, activist, politician and Member of Parliament for Harare East. Biti was part of the founding team of the Movement for Democratic Change in 1999 together with Morgan Tsvangirai, Gibson Sibanda, Welshman... Read More About Tendai Biti
Patrick Anthony Chinamasa is a Zimbabwean politician and a member of the ruling Zanu-PF party. He is the former Minister of Finance and Economic Planning .He was reappointed to the ministry after President Emmerson Mnangagwa had appointed his cabinet in November 2017.Chinamasa is former Minister... Read More About Patrick Chinamasa