Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa says government will not cut jobs to reduce its wage bill, which has so far gobbled 82 percent of its revenue, but will instead try to grow the economy.
Nearly 30 000 Zimbabweans have been granted British citizenship since 2009, according to figures released this week by James Brokenshire, Britain’s Minister of State in the Home Office responsible for Immigration and Security.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki, who deployed Judges Sisi Khampepe and Dikgang Moseneke to observe the 2002 Zimbabwe presidential elections, said he still believed that the South African courts had made a mistake by releasing the judges report because this will impact on the advice government gets.
About 30 percent of registered companies in Zimbabwe are generating less than $5 000 annually, the national statistics agency has said in a report also showing that the country has become a nation of sellers as its manufacturing capacity collapsed.
Zimbabwe’s GDP is seen flat at 3.2 percent next year with key sectors such as mining, tourism likely to register modest growth, finance minister Patrick Chinamasa said as he presented a $4.1 billion national budget today.