Exiled former cabinet minister and opposition party leader Savior Kasukuwere has said he paid back the loan he received from the RBZ in the infamous Farm Mechanisation Scheme that has rocked the nation and caused a media frenzy this past week.
Kasukuwere disclosed this information on Twitter where he even went ahead and asked for the RBZ to invoice those who paid back the loans. Kasukuwere was responding to one Royal Manala who had urged those who benefited from the scheme to pay back the money and said:
Those who benefited from the mechanization USD fat cheques,please you dont need to be invoiced officially to pay back, and you dont need to pay RBZ, you need to find citizens who need financial support to kick start projects and extent a helping hand by giving them soft loans
Kasukuwere responded and said he paid for the tractors he got from the scheme and said:
I think the RBZ should invoice and collect the money. These are public funds and no one should put up useless defences for looting. I paid for the two tractors I got and I am happy to receive an invoice from the RBZ if I owe them anything.
The ruling party officials have released a statement saying they will not be repaying the debts, former RBZ governor Gideon Gono also said the loans were not supposed to be repaid contrary to what he had said almost decade ago when the loans were being issued by the central bank.