In a Facebook live video on Sunday, newly appointed chairman of the Ministry of Finance communications taskforce Acie Lumumba has accused senior Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe officials of running a cartel at the central bank. He absolved RBZ governor John Mangudya of any wrong doing.
Lumumba named RBZ Director Bank Supervision Norman Mataruka, Director Financial Markets Azvinandaa 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. He also said even though they are not allowed to sit on any company boards but they sit on the board that buys gold from Fidelity Printers and manufacture jewelry which they then export.
Lumumba said the five are being protected by Queen Bee who receives all the foreign currency first. Acie insinuated that Queen Bee is former President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. He said the reason why the Mugabes go to Singapore is to protect their asserts. He said Mthuli Ncube wants to liberalise the economy and get rid of the cartels. He said if Zimbabwe wants to solve the economic crisis the RBZ should stop allocating foreign currency.
Watch the video below: