Chinotimba warns Mthuli Ncube – Video. COMBATIVE Zanu-PF Buhera South MP Joseph Chinotimba has warned Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube that he risked instigating anarchy in the country following his unpopular decision to tax civil servants and subsidising basic commodities for uniformed forces.
Chinotimba argued that deductions were unjustified. He warned these could provide a spark to an already volatile situation which has seen the average citizen struggle to afford basic needs.
“Mthuli Ncube on Wednesday exempted the private sector and proposed to charge a 2.5% on civil servants’ salaries to subsidise garrison shops that provide basics for members of the army,” Chinotimba said.
“Is the (public service) sector responsible for the army’s welfare alone or the army protects and is for the whole nation? This causes anarchy but the tax should be charged against everyone just like the Aids Levy that has been levied against all sectors.
“Civil servants were given an insignificant increment recently, so levying them now will cause unnecessary demonstrations. Minister Ncube should come to Parliament and explain through a ministerial statement why civil servants alone. The burden should be for everyone,” said Chinotimba amid applause from both the MDC and Zanu-PF MPs.
Source – Bulawayo24 News
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