Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube has been described as a “fundamentally smart” person who is, unfortunately, working in a wrong environment.
This was said by the director of the Harare-based Zimbabwe Democracy Institute (ZDI), Pedzisai Ruhanya who posted on Twitter saying:
I insist that FM @ is fundamentally smart despite the contradictions he faces coz his of workmates, their cartels, parasitic, predatory networks and the military complex. He advised that we dollarize until we get orderly, they refused but where are we; full throttle.
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Ncube is one of the technocrats who were appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa when he instituted his first cabinet.
There was general consensus that “objective” technocrats would be essential for the transformation of Zimbabwe.
Ncube has however become unpopular for policies, particularly, austerity measures, which emanated from the treasury which have caused great pain to the general populace.
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