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Feb 1 3 tweets 2 min read
There is a serious inflation spike around with prices imploding in the past few days.The RBZ s squeeze on supply &availability of the Zim$ &RTGS is pushing prices to go up in US$ terms.There is total rejection of local currency & distorted de-dollarization is causing inflation
The rejection of the local dollar is universal &the regime itself is the greatest underminer of its own currencyFor instance SI 16 of 22 👇published this week sets new passport fees in US$.Truth is de-dollarization has failed . Truth is Mthuli& #ZANU have failed in absolute terms
The management of the economy will be a central issue in the 2023 election as in the 26 March by election. Contra to #ZANU we will re-dollarise&float the Zim$. Pensions&public wages will be in US$ . Further we will scrap export surrender requirements.We are the hope @CCCZimbabwe

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