Alex Tawanda Magaisa, a law lecturer in the United Kingdom has said that Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister, Professor Mthuli Ncube had a clear vision and strategy on how he was going to revive the Zimbabwean economy before his appointment to the post.
Magaisa who is also the former advisor to the late former Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai added that the vision Ncube had become blurry and disappeared when Ncube joined the ruling ZANU PF’s government. Magaisa said:
Concerning Zimbabwean politics, as Mthuli Ncube has discovered, it might be said everyone has a plan until they join ZANU PF. You literally lose your head and start hallucinating.
Before he joined the ZANU PF government in September 2018, Mthuli Ncube carried a reputation of some pedigree… He seemed sensible enough and had a clear grasp of the challenges and what needed to be done. He even suggested… that Zimbabwe needed to rid itself of the pernicious bond note.
Ncube is currently out of favour with the citizenry due to his unpopular policies which have caused untold suffering on the general populace.
He has been criticised for the 2% transactional tax that is deducted when citizens do electronic transactions. Recently, he announced Barcos and garrison shops for security personnel replicating failed policies by former RBZ governor Gideon Gono.
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