Did Mthuli Ncube lie to Parliament about how much Zimbabwe owes China?


What worries me is that the figure of the loan is actually understated by $71 million, I have checked that personally.  The repayment is overstated by $200 000 and the total difference is $873 400 000.  My concern now Mr. Speaker is if these figures are wrong like this, it worries me because yesterday we were supposed to get a full turn out of ministers but we did not and it just worries me that we are getting feedback of this information that is not correct. 

I thought the Minister is unwittingly fed this information or we have been fed a lot of rubbish.  I thank you.

THE HON. SPEAKER: I am sure you can say that differently.

HON. MARKHAM: I believe we are being fed untruths. Totally incorrect information and as a result could the Hon. Minister give us another statement. I thank you.

THE HON. SPEAKER: What I suggest Hon. Markham, can you put that as a written question asking for those details and inconsistencies. From there, I am sure we could be able to have subsequent discussion emanating from his response to your observations.

HON. MARKHAM: Thank you Hon. Speaker but I would like to draw your attention, there is a lot of hesitance from the Minister to supply this and that question set for nearly 3 months on the Order Paper.

THE HON. SPEAKER: I will make sure that it is attended to.


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The Insider is a political and business bulletin about Zimbabwe, edited by Charles Rukuni. Founded in 1990, it was a printed 12-page subscription only newsletter until 2003 when Zimbabwe's hyper-inflation made it impossible to continue printing.


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