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Mthuli Ncube blocked from appointing Eddie Cross

by Staff reporter
03 Dec 2018 at 07:07hrs | Views
In yet another controversy that has engulfed problems prone - Finance and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube, President Emmerson Mnangagwa has blocked him from appointing economist and former opposition kingpin, Eddie Cross- as his special advisor.

The development comes barely two months after Ncube was left with egg on his face, following his brief but equally controversial appointment of rabble-rousing influence.

Meanwhile, the cost-cutting measures announced by Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube are expected to restore confidence in the economy while also trimming budget deficit, analysts have said.

Prof Ncube unveiled a raft of cost-containment measures including a 5 percent salary cut for top Government officials including President Mnangagwa.

Further, 2 917 youth officers are to be retired by end of next month, while a biometric registration of civil servants would be undertaken to eliminate ghost workers estimated at over 70 000.

More to follow....

Source - Daily News