Biti, who was the Finance Minister between 2009 and 2013, had asked Ncube to admit that the attempt to de-dollarise has failed as the conditions for de-dollarisation do not exist, hence SI 142 of 2019 should be repealed. In response Ncube said:
Mr Speaker Sir, once again I thank the Honourable Member for the question and suggestion. I politely decline that suggestion that SI 142 can ever be repealed. It will never be repealed. We are well on our way to a mono currency and that is where we are headed.
SI 142 of 2019 was introduced by the government in June and banned the use of multi-currencies in domestic transactions, making the Zimbabwe dollar the sole legal tender.
However, the government has failed to enforce uniform conformity to the regulations as some businesses, from fast-food outlets, to fuel service stations are still trading in the “banned” currencies.