Mthuli Admits To Making Errors After Chinese Pressure – Report

Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube admitted to making mistakes in his budget presentation on the amount of bilateral support Zimbabwe received from China between January and September 2019.

Ncube, accompanied by his permanent secretary George Guvamatanga and directors in the Ministry, reportedly met with China’s Deputy Ambassador to Zimbabwe Zhao Baogang, soon after his return from Dubai. The Independent quotes its source as saying:

It was clear that the Chinese were not happy with the bungling and wanted the matter addressed. They came for the meeting with proof that they had channelled USD$136,8 million between January and September. Ministry officials acknowledged that there was a mistake on their part.

The meeting agreed that the Ministry of Finance would correct the anomaly, resulting in Mthuli (Ncube) issuing a statement on Wednesday evening.

In his budget presentation on Thursday last week, Ncube stated that bilateral support provided by China stood at US$3 631 500 (only).

However, the figure immediately drew the ire of Chinese embassy officials, including Ambassador Guo Shaochun and Zhao who refuted the numbers and insisted that they had availed US$136,8 million between January and September.

More: The Independent

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3 comments on “Mthuli Admits To Making Errors After Chinese Pressure – Report

  1. Ncube you are one stupid fool you have made no mistakes you are only trying to cover up your sick zanu intrenched blindly obvious corruption do yourself a favour shove tahat cheap Chinese briefcase up your anus

  2. Sadly he should be shot but the army is busy shooting the electorate
    ZANU thinks its royal game but it is just a cockatoche infestation in your kitchen moving from one ward to another taking its filthy disease with it and guess who is the pest controller oh it’s bide your time hide your strength china the biggest cockaroach infestation known to man

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