The former Minister for Finance, Tendai Biti said that the government of Zimbabwe is set to introduce a new currency this week. Biti, who is also the MDC Alliance national vice-chairperson wrote on Twitter that such a move will be pure insanity. Said Biti:
The regime will this week introduce a new Zimbabwe currency not backed by any #reserves & without the context of structural reforms which a prerequisite of currency reform . That move is pure undiluted #insanity . An unbanked currency is just the #bond note by another name.
There is no country in the world that has involuntarily dollarized that has ever succeeded in de -dollarizing. Zim will not be the 1st .Whilst a currency is about fundamentals ,ultimately the most important fundamental is confidence There is absolutely no trust in this regime.
#harm and #damage inflicted on this economy by its Central Bank over the years to now , the question to be posed is, does Zimbabwe really need a Central Bank? In my submission, it can and will do without one.
Biti’s claims that a new currency shall be introduced this week, however, have not been confirmed by the government. It remains to be seen if the government will comment on those sensational claims.
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Tendai Laxton Biti is a politician and currently one of the 3 Vice Presidents of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). He was elected the vice presidency in May 2019 at the MDC Congress. Biti is also one of Zimbabwe's most prominent lawyers. Biti is... Read More About Tendai Biti