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See through this ruse

ONCE again the budget reflects the fiction that government’s share of the gross domestic product is 30% and not the 70% I think it is.

elvetica, sans-serif”>Isn’t it about time that the minister was honest with voters and consolidated all the loss-making parastatals and farms into government figures?

After all, these losses will one day have to be paid for by the taxpayer. But more importantly, Treasury was able to repay US$115 million to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) despite the fact that the balance of payments deficit increased to US$523 million and there was low foreign direct investment and external support.

Quite clearly, there is external interference in the economy which is propping up the Mugabe regime to the detriment of its people and the free world.

I hope that the IMF and like bodies will be able to see through the creative accounting and deception and continue to treat Zimbabwe as a pariah state until the day democracy is restored.

Jim Waters,


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