So apparently those Zanu-PF chaps have, as the direct translation goes, thrown down their spears. About fecking time.
Presenting the “budget” yesterday, the “Acting Finance Minister” basically told us all what we already knew, that the ZWD was a worthless waste of bond paper, and the use of the USD, GBP, ZAR and BWP is now official. Ya think?
ZINWA has finally been stripped of its “management” of water reticulation systems, and water infrastructure and all will revert back to the local councils. No apologies for the fact that this was all predicted in 2005 when ZINWA was given that power, amid a storm of protest and finger-pointing. feckin’ey.
Oh, millers are (once again) allowed to buy maize directly from the farmers. No apologies for the corruption and leakage and patronage so rampant at the GMB. Wha’ever.
With all revenue collection to be done in forex now, lemme try and translate this whole mess for those who have no idea what I’m going on about.
“We tried all sorts of shit. We failed. Suck it down”.