Mthuli Ncube Absent During Monetary Policy Presentation

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube was absent during Wednesday’s monetary policy statement presentation by central bank governor John Mangudya.

Deputy Information Minister Energy Mutodi was present during the presentation. Mutodi said Ncube and his Permanent Secretary George Guvamatanga are currently in Zambia attending a Board meeting of the Zambezi River Authority. Ncube’s absence follows reports that there was an angry exchange of words between him and Mangudya over the monetary policy statement whose presentation was long overdue. RBZ issued a statement denying reports of a rift between Mangudya and Ncube. In an interview with weekly publication The Standard, Mangudya also denied the report saying:

There is no fallout between the minister, Honourable Professor Ncube, and myself as alleged.The whole story is all fiction and fake news of the highest magnitude. The meeting that is alleged to have taken place between officials from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, including myself, with the minister never took place, which means everything else that was alleged to have happened at the non-existent meeting is fiction meant to confuse the market for reasons better known to the so-called “reliable sources”. I don’t stoop that low.

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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

John Panonetsa Mangudya is an economist and the current Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor. Mangudya, who sits on many local and international boards .He was made RBZ governor after the expiry of Gideon Gono's term in 2014. He had been CBZ Holdings Ltd Chief Executive... Read More About John Mangudya

Energy Mutodi is a politician and current Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting Services. He is also a business person, Rhumba musician and an academic. He rose to prominence in 2012 when he released his debut album Simbi Yamudhara. He was accused of swindling... Read More About Energy Mutodi

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