Opposition MDC legislator for Pumula, Sichelesile Mahlangu has said that it was better for the country to readopt the United States dollar since the local currency has practically vanished from the market.
Mahlangu’s remarks come after the central bank, the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe injected more cash into the market. Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, Mahlangu said:
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I dispute the fact that the Zimbabwe dollar is in existence because I am yet to see it ever since it came into existence. I think that the US$ is far better than the Zimbabwe Dollar. Where is the Zimbabwean currency that you are saying is the currency that we have?
These remarks resonate with those of Buhera South and ZANU PF legislator, Joseph Chinotimba who opined that the money was only accessible from the black market.
These remarks come when calls for the country to redollarise as a way to deal with the soaring inflation have intensified in the recent past while authorities are adamant that adopting the local currency was the best way to go.
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