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Chinamasa under attack over fake bond notes

by Mary Charamba
04 Nov 2016 at 15:04hrs | Views
Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa has come under a barrage of attack for claiming that 'unscrupulous characters' are printing fake bond notes.

The bond notes are due to be released this month but the notes spacemen have not been availed for the public to familiarize with the features.

He told legislators in Bulawayo yesterday that "You may not be aware of this but fake bond notes have been printed to coincide with our release in order to confuse the situation".

However, Zimbabweans have dismissed Chinamasa's claims questioning how the designs leaked.

Below are a selected twitter posts seen by :

@ShingiMunyeza "State media states that there are fake #bondnotes when the public has not even seen the genuine ones. #RBZ gambling with livelihoods!"

MDC-T secretary general Douglas Mwonzora said "So where did the people who printed counterfeit bond notes get the samples from? This is evidence of state corruption at the highest level"

@FaraiMazhandu said "Who knows features of a 'surrogate' currency yet to be released except the powers that be? "

@ArtwellCzysz said "@Wamagaisa and Chinamasa has just confirmed our fears that they're printing the bond locally. how else could the design have leaked".

@rpdarlington wrote "@Wamagaisa the only people who can produce these fakes are the ones who have been entrusted with producing thme simple as that".

@1Tate said " I think it's best to cancel the whole #BondNotes issue if there are already fake ones sitting in someone's safe"

Source - Byo24News