Zim has ZWL$9.8 billion budget surplus? In this COVID hit economy?!

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Earlier this week, Minister for Finance Mthuli Ncube said that Zimbabwe had a budget surplus of ZWL$9.8 billion in Q1 of 2021. A budget surplus is essentially the government making more money from income like taxes and the likes than it is spending.

Now there are many ways to interpret this especially with COVID-19 being an inescapable reality both on its impact on business and how it should influence government spending.

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  1. Imi vanhu musadaro

    Has anyone ever asked them to define what surplus means, just to make sure we are all on the same page. 😂

  2. Juno

    To claim a surplus is an insult to the Zimbabwean people.
    Not spending money when:
    75 percent of our population is food insecure
    90 percent of our population doesn’t have safe water
    Our maternal and neonatal death rates are amongst the highest in the world
    Our roads are a death trap
    We have no social services to speak of
    Most civil servants live under the poverty datum line
    And the list goes on and on:
    Is human rights abuse and should mean it is not a surplus.

  3. Kirunch

    To draw 2000 zwl from a Std chartered bank ATM costs 300 zwl which equates to a cost of a 15% flat fee . Kindly look into this. Is that not an exorbitant charge

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