Govt Dismisses Diaspora Tax Reports

In an interview with, Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube dismissed reports that Government was planning to impose a tax targeting the estimated million-plus Zimbabweans in the Diaspora.

Ncube is in London where he is expected to hold meetings with Zimbabweans based in the UK and attend an Africa summit before flying off to Bali, Indonesia for meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Speaking to, Ncube said:

There is no diaspora tax.

Information ministry permanent secretary Nick Mangwana also dismissed the news of a diaspora tax on Twitter, saying:

Having received many messages from good Zimbabwean people living in the Diaspora asking about some alleged ‘Diaspora Tax’, I spoke to my brother Perm Sec for the Finance Ministry Mr George Guvamatanga who confirmed that there is no such tax, and no thinking along those lines.


George GuvamatangaMthuli NcubeNick Mangwana

George Guvamatanga is a senior civil servant and the current Permanent Secretary In the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in Zimbabwe. He is the former Managing Director of Barclays Zimbabwe. He was also the president of the Bankers Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ). Read More About George Guvamatanga

Professor Mthuli Ncube is the Minister of Finance and Economic Development.He was the Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank ,financial, economics, investment, and public policy expert, entrepreneur and academic. Professor Ncube divides his time between the private sector in Switzerland and... Read More About Mthuli Ncube

Ndabaningi Nick Mangwana is a politician, political analyst, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Publicity and a member of Zanu-PF. He was the chairperson of Zanu-PF U.K chapter. Mangwana was popular with his column View from the diaspora which is published in the... Read More About Nick Mangwana

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