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Two percent tax daylight robbery, says Chamisa

…Mngangagwa will not
survive economic meltdown

Movement For Democratic
Change (MDC) Alliance president Nelson Chamisa has labelled the two percent tax
on every electronically-transacted dollar an unabashed robbery of the masses.
The Ministry of Finance implemented
the new tax regime earlier this month ostensibly to widen the nationalfiscal
space but critics have slammed the move as an illegal and unfair way of forcing
the ordinary citizen pay for government profligacy.
Addressing thousands of supportes
who gathered at Gwanzura Stadium for the 19th anniversary of the
party’s formation on Saturday last week, Chamisa attacked President Emmerson
Mnangagwa as an illegitimate leader who was now being rejected by the economy.
“I heard him saying we
want to move forwad but there is no moving forwad unless we all face the reality
of who won the elections. The economy is on its knees.
“The riches of the land
are being helplessly squandered. You saw the money being forked out by the
government, the two percent tax that you have been made to pay for every
EcoCash transaction. It is daylight robbery because it is your personal money
that is being taken from you by the very same people who keep embezzling government
“What am I talking about?
We saw a deficit of treasury bills worth nine billion dollars, $90 million of
which went towards supporting Zanu PF. Now they want to replace the money
through deducting the two percent tax from every EcoCash transaction that you
make.You try sending money to your relative who has passed away but your money
is taken,” Chamisa fumed
The charismatic leader said
he was sure Mnangagwa will not survice the economic crisis and will soon be
removed from power by popular revolts.
“We are dying of hunger.
You are seeing how patients in hospitals are suffering, in pharmacies BP
patients are expected to pay drugs in US dollars and tell me where one can get
that forex from. We once told them that bond note is not money, give us real
money. If we were in power like now, it could have been a walk in the park. Each
one of you would practically be enjoying their money because an economy like
this is a reflection of politics that is not in proper shape,” he said.
On the debilitating fuel
shortages, Chamisa seemed to agree with the dominant narrative that a powerful
cartel was directing the shortages for selfish gain.
“I heard that there is a
queen bee but I don’t know that person. However, if there is a queen bee, then
there is a king bee who happens to oversee how  things are running in this country.These
people should be brought to book with all the deals that they are doing with
fuel, chrome, gold and diamonds as well as all that they are doing to rob the
children of Zimbabwe of their wealth,” Chamisa said.
He told the people to be
patient as he maps the way forward on how to take power form Mnangagwa.
“Be still people because
we have the programme lined up to go and tell somebody to return what isn’t his
and from next week, I will be travelling from place to place urging and strengthening
the people that it is time to react. I will be taking over everyone to Canaan,”
said Chamisa.      

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