I’m going to the black market

UNTIL this week, I was one of those people who thought it was bad to keep cash outside the banking sector.


After checking my bank statement I found out that for all the millions I had invested in the bank, I only got $30 000 int

erest and then a $6 000 deduction as withholding tax. So do you think I will be naive enough to keep on banking? Not anymore. If it’s called an economic crime or whatever, then I’m going to be the first criminal.


I don’t mind being forced to withdraw a paltry $50 million a day but $24 000 for having my funds locked forever? No!


I’d rather pay Roadport and the black market a visit.



Lloyd Choto,


Harare.