Teachers Fume Over Mthuli’s Proposed 2.5% Tax Scheme, Says The Move Is A National Security Threat

PTUZ president Takavafira Zhou, fuming over Mthuli Ncube‘s proposed bill to deduct 2.5% from all civil servants to set up a civil servants loan facility said the government was sending a very wrong message to the public that everyone needs to have a gun to be respected in Zimbabwe, New Zimbabwe reports.

Speaking to the publication Zhou said:

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This cabinet‘s decision to establish special shops for the uniformed soldiers is madness of the highest order. This is a clear violation of the Constitution because soldiers are now going to be treated as first class citizens

The government is simply telling other Zimbabweans that they need to possess arms in order for them to be respected as well. Everybody is wallowing in poverty. What the government is doing is tantamount to fire-fighting

We will resist that obnoxious, callous and unjust measure by the government. PTUZ has taken a position to mobilise teachers across the union and the generality of Zimbabweans to resist this tax. According to our calculations, the government will raise more than $10 million alone in taxes from the teachers only.

More: New Zimbabwe 

Mthuli Ncube

Professor Mthuli Ncube is the Minister of Finance and Economic Development. He was the Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank, financial, economics, investment, and public policy expert, entrepreneur and academic. Professor Ncube divides his time between the private sector in Switzerland... Read More About Mthuli Ncube

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