Austere taxes behind Ncube’s budget surplus

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“GOVERNMENT is solvent, we are running surpluses and we have been doing average surpluses of $100 million since September last year when we came in. In January we had surplus of $102 million, February $85,5 million as we had to take into account cushioning of civil servants. In March, our surplus doubled to be just about $200 million,” said Finance minister Mthuli Ncube strongly claiming that government finances are sound.

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