Tapiwa Mashakada

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Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The economy is redollarising as we must not ignore what’s happening on the market,” “Let’s have a conversation of why people continue to dollarise. Their mindset has dollarised and we don’t know how this budget will inspire confidence when people’s minds have changed” External link

zimeye Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The economy is redollarising as we must not ignore what’s happening on the market,” “Let’s have a conversation of why people continue to dollarise. Their mindset has dollarised and we don’t know how this budget will inspire confidence when people’s minds have changed” External link

insiderzim Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “This alone makes the Economist Intelligence Unit assumptions very debatable,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 18, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "This alone makes the Economist Intelligence Unit assumptions very debatable," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 18, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Under normal circumstances banks and bureaux de change sell or buy forex on a willing-buyer, willing-seller basis, provided the forex is available. In the case of Zim, the official forex market (interbank market) is dry, hence buyers and sellers go to the parallel market, where they can get forex,” “It is alleged that government is the main driver of the parallel market because questions are raised when new bond notes are traded on the black market. It is illegal, but in this case, it is the only reliable source of forex. No country has managed to completely eliminate the parallel market. It can only be minimised” External link

zimeye Monday, July 22, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Under normal circumstances banks and bureaux de change sell or buy forex on a willing-buyer, willing-seller basis, provided the forex is available. In the case of Zim, the official forex market (interbank market) is dry, hence buyers and sellers go to the parallel market, where they can get forex,” “It is alleged that government is the main driver of the parallel market because questions are raised when new bond notes are traded on the black market. It is illegal, but in this case, it is the only reliable source of forex. No country has managed to completely eliminate the parallel market. It can only be minimised” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, July 22, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "Under normal circumstances banks and bureaux de change sell or buy forex on a willing-buyer, willing-seller basis, provided the forex is available. In the case of Zim, the official forex market (interbank market) is dry, hence buyers and sellers go to the parallel market, where they can get forex," "It is alleged that government is the main driver of the parallel market because questions are raised when new bond notes are traded on the black market. It is illegal, but in this case, it is the only reliable source of forex. No country has managed to completely eliminate the parallel market. It can only be minimised" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 22, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Under normal circumstances banks and bureaux de change sell or buy forex on a willing-buyer, willing-seller basis, provided the forex is available. In the case of Zim, the official forex market (interbank market) is dry, hence buyers and sellers go to the parallel market, where they can get forex,” “It is alleged that government is the main driver of the parallel market because questions are raised when new bond notes are traded on the black market. It is illegal, but in this case, it is the only reliable source of forex. No country has managed to completely eliminate the parallel market. It can only be minimised” External link

zimeye Monday, July 22, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Under normal circumstances banks and bureaux de change sell or buy forex on a willing-buyer, willing-seller basis, provided the forex is available. In the case of Zim, the official forex market (interbank market) is dry, hence buyers and sellers go to the parallel market, where they can get forex,” “It is alleged that government is the main driver of the parallel market because questions are raised when new bond notes are traded on the black market. It is illegal, but in this case, it is the only reliable source of forex. No country has managed to completely eliminate the parallel market. It can only be minimised” External link

newsday Monday, July 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The wheels have finally come off as the Zimbabwe government has been cornered and forced to involuntarily de-dollarise without a plan," "At present Zimbabwe cannot afford a paper currency which has no economic value" External link

iol Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada estimé : "C'est un pétard mouillé. Le pays ne va nulle part" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “We need to fix the currency issue if we are to join international trade so that there is stability and people from other countries know that if they trade with Zimbabwe they will be able to get their money back,” “We must also ensure our borders are one-stop borders, because Beitbridge Border Post, for example, is a nightmare and traders take weeks to move their goods” External link

newsday Friday, March 15, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Zimbabwe now has a sovereign currency called RTGS dollars which is a euphemism for Zim Dollars. The domestic currency has bounced back,” External link

iol Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "This is a Zimbabwe dollar by any means. Zimbabwe now has a sovereign currency called 'RTGS dollar' which is a euphemism for Zimbabwe dollars. It's like saying you eat bacon but not pork," "The domestic currency has bounced back without addressing the key fundamentals," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "This is a Zimbabwe dollar by any means. Zimbabwe now has a sovereign currency called 'RTGS dollar' which is a euphemism for Zimbabwe dollars. It's like saying you eat bacon but not pork," "The domestic currency has bounced back without addressing the key fundamentals," External link

afp-en Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “My reading of the monetary policy statement is that Zimbabwe now has a virtual local currency called ‘RTGS Dollar’. This is a Zim-dollar by any means. The local unit will be determined by the interbank market of forex and forex bureaux,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The economy has de-dollarised cleverly. US dollars are now foreign currency. My prediction has come true. Zimbabwe now has a sovereign currency called ‘RTGS dollars’, which is a euphemism for Zim-dollars. It’s like saying you eat bacon but not pork,” “The domestic currency has bounced back without addressing the key fundamentals,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said ( about Commission ) : "You can have laws like we did with the Pricing and Competition Commission during those years. Clampdown, yes we can but the market will determine the fundamentals and levels of the US dollar. So, what the market has told you is that the US dollar is not 1:1 with the bond. That is the message that the market has demonstrated. This is why if I want to pay my foreign payments, the bank will ask me to supply them with foreign currency. It is a statement that this parity is fallacious. It does not exist. I hope we can begin to address the proper value and exchange rate of the US dollar rather than pretend that it is still 1:1 with the bond" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:46:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said ( about Centre ) : "Congratulations are in order. One of the mdc founders Elliot Pfebve is now a holder of an earned doctorate. Dr Pfebve is now a leading academic in the UK where he was forced into exile after his brother was murdered in cold blood by Zanu-PF thugs in 2000 in Mashonaland Central," "Dr Pfebve is credited with taking MDC to the then Zanu PF stronghold of Mash Central. After our inaugural congress at the Acquatic Centre in Chitown in 2000 Dr Pfebve was elected into our 1st National Executive. Currently Dr Pfebve is the MDC-T representative to the Uk and Ireland as well as our Special Envoy to the EU in Brussels. He also teaches and researches at top UK Universities. Well done leader Dr Elliot Pfebve of the MDC-T" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:05:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said ( about The Lord ) : "Through the grace of the Lord my President is doing fine and recuperating in South Africa. Doomsayers have been put to shame. The Lord heals but mankind curses and mocks. We are all mortals and illness can come without applying," "I personally thank all Zimbabweans who continue to pray for the full recovery of my President and personal mentor. I have worked with him since I joined the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions in 1991. He is a determined figher and our indefatigable brand. He is the able leader of the MDC Alliance which is going to bury Zanu PF rule once and for all in 2018. His resolve is unshakeable" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:05:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "Maintaining indigenisation threshold of 51 percent is a zero sum game. The MDC will review the indigenisation policy threshold in a manner that is investor friendly. Regarding domestic investment, lending rates will be slashed for sure. Long-term trade finance as opposed to short-term finance is the key. And capital markets are awash," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:57:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "Addressing confidence issues and corruption will be the first order of business," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:57:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “We are currently on auto-pilot and if we are not careful by December we will have a complete shutdown of the economy as debt continues to build up,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 18, 2017 12:31:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada wrote : "The RBZ's hands are tied. They can only increase bond notes within the confines of the USD200 million Afreximbank facility which is for export incentivization. In order to make an impact on the liquidity crunch the RBZ would need to inject at least $1billion as money supply but this wont happen because the economy is not producing the goods required to meet the monetary demand. So for now it is a zero sum game," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 5, 2017 11:40:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The future President of Zimbabwe. He has remained faithful to the poor and the oppressed. He has been demonized by his detractors but his conviction is unshakeable," "He has gone through prisons through torture through pain and agony just because of his conviction. His eyes are on the ball. He is a peacemaker that is why he has not chosen armed confrontation" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:53:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The issue of competitiveness requires a social contract between labour, business and government, and the Minister might have to consult his counterparts to come up with a viable vehicle to foster competitiveness” External link

insiderzim Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:55:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The issue of competitiveness requires a social contract between labour, business and government, and the Minister might have to consult his counterparts to come up with a viable vehicle to foster competitiveness” External link

insiderzim Friday, February 17, 2017 8:30:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The issue of competitiveness requires a social contract between labour, business and government, and the Minister might have to consult his counterparts to come up with a viable vehicle to foster competitiveness” External link

insiderzim Friday, February 17, 2017 11:22:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “If I were the Minister of Finance I would set my eyes on the ball and pursue the following goals,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:01:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “If I were the Minister of Finance I would set my eyes on the ball and pursue the following goals,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, February 1, 2017 1:30:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “If I were the Minister of Finance I would set my eyes on the ball and pursue the following goals,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:41:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "It is also instructive to know that the collapse of the rail system has put pressure on our roads as heavy cargo is now hauled by road. By-laws are no longer be adhered to as heavy traffic now passes through city centres and surburban areas. The rains have triggered a road network crisis in Zimbabwe and its now a national disaster," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:43:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "It is also instructive to know that the collapse of the rail system has put pressure on our roads as heavy cargo is now hauled by road. By-laws are no longer be adhered to as heavy traffic now passes through city centres and surburban areas. The rains have triggered a road network crisis in Zimbabwe and its now a national disaster," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:48:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "Constitutional Amendment number 1 of 2017: The constitution is the supreme law of the land. In the case of Zimbabwe the current constitution is a product of a rigorous process that culminated in a referendum that adopted the document," "Sadly though the implementation of the constitution has been hamstrung by lack of political will. I don't think its a cash problem because they are many development partners who are queuing to bank roll its implementation phase. Look at the amount of aid received from the Royal Danish Embassy. The Royal Danish Embassy has been bankrolling institutions of justice delivery across the country. Even in remote areas like Bikita where the embassy built a fabulous magistrates court complex" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:56:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The catch is on definitions of employment and unemployment. In labour economics, self employment is considered as employment whereas in the normal parlance only formal employment would be regarded as employment. That is why in ordinary terms its the norm for analysts to put Zimbabwe unemployment figures at 80 to 90%," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 6, 2017 9:42:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “It (Bill) detracts from the original thrust of export incentive,” “As the Bill stands, it is just like any other currency that is being introduced which is not based on any export incentive” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, December 29, 2016 6:51:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “It is easy to stimulate the economy provided government cuts recurrent expenditures and eliminate the budget deficit; It is easy to stimulate the economy if the investment climate and ease of doing business is addressed, including the deletion of the indigenization law and policy. Yes it is possible to increase productivity with the right policies,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, December 21, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “It is easy to stimulate the economy provided government cuts recurrent expenditures and eliminate the budget deficit; It is easy to stimulate the economy if the investment climate and ease of doing business is addressed, including the deletion of the indigenization law and policy. Yes it is possible to increase productivity with the right policies,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:08:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “It is easy to stimulate the economy provided government cuts recurrent expenditures and eliminate the budget deficit; It is easy to stimulate the economy if the investment climate and ease of doing business is addressed, including the deletion of the indigenization law and policy. Yes it is possible to increase productivity with the right policies,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:56:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “It is easy to stimulate the economy provided government cuts recurrent expenditures and eliminate the budget deficit; It is easy to stimulate the economy if the investment climate and ease of doing business is addressed, including the deletion of the indigenization law and policy. Yes it is possible to increase productivity with the right policies,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, December 20, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada says : “The 2017 growth forecast was based more on thumbsucking not on any realistic macro-model. The projection becomes unrealistic and spurious if you consider the effect of climate variability on agriculture,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, December 15, 2016 5:13:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada says : “The 2017 growth forecast was based more on thumbsucking not on any realistic macro-model. The projection becomes unrealistic and spurious if you consider the effect of climate variability on agriculture,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:34:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada says : “The 2017 growth forecast was based more on thumbsucking not on any realistic macro-model. The projection becomes unrealistic and spurious if you consider the effect of climate variability on agriculture,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:37:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada asked : "We are approaching the festive season and it is common cause that people cannot access their funds from the banks. There are long winding queues in the banks as people are trying to withdraw their funds but banks have imposed very low withdrawal limits. This is affecting economic activity. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada told : “Particularly from the view that they have failed to resolve the cash crisis,” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:22:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada charged : "Talk of the budget is simply academic. It's a damp squib. A non-event!" External link

allafrica Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:42:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The USD will migrate to the black market where it will be exchanged for bond notes at a very high exchange rate. So exporters and anybody needing forex will have to go to the black market or apply to the RBZ,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, November 3, 2016 11:31:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The USD will migrate to the black market where it will be exchanged for bond notes at a very high exchange rate. So exporters and anybody needing forex will have to go to the black market or apply to the RBZ,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:16:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The USD will migrate to the black market where it will be exchanged for bond notes at a very high exchange rate. So exporters and anybody needing forex will have to go to the black market or apply to the RBZ,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The USD will migrate to the black market where it will be exchanged for bond notes at a very high exchange rate. So exporters and anybody needing forex will have to go to the black market or apply to the RBZ,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:40:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “It lacks pro-active economic stimulus measures. The Minister of Finance squandered the rare opportunity to re-align the budget and tackle the crippling debt problem which he conservatively puts at $9.7 billion,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:57:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The only confidence measure he can announce is the repeal of the indigenisation act in order to attract foreign direct investment. He has no room to manouvre on taxation just as he seems powerless to reduce public expenditure or curb corruption,” External link

theindependent Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:19:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Reengagement exercise with International Financial Institutions is now hanging by the thread due to the volatile and toxic political environment,” External link

theindependent Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:19:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The only confidence measure he can announce is the repeal of the indigenisation act in order to attract foreign direct investment. He has no room to manouvre on taxation just as he seems powerless to reduce public expenditure or curb corruption,” External link

theindependent Friday, August 12, 2016 8:59:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Reengagement exercise with International Financial Institutions is now hanging by the thread due to the volatile and toxic political environment,” External link

theindependent Friday, August 12, 2016 8:59:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “I think Zera is spot on for the time being and they have made consultations with stakeholders who feel that it’s not the correct thing to do in view of the harsh economic conditions,” External link

theindependent Wednesday, August 3, 2016 8:49:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "I think Zera is spot on for the time being and they have made consultations with stakeholders who feel that it's not the correct thing to do in view of the harsh economic conditions," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:26:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The other issue is the question of how to deal with imports without increasing import bans which have attracted public anger. In short, the economy needs stimulus measures to resuscitate production and kick in growth," External link

allafrica Monday, July 25, 2016 12:44:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The other issue is the question of how to deal with imports without increasing import bans which have attracted public anger. In short, the economy needs stimulus measures to resuscitate production and kick in growth,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 24, 2016 6:31:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Zimbabwe is working against the rest of Sadc. They are violating Sadc protocol of free movements of goods, services, capital and labour,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 10, 2016 2:55:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “In economics that difference is called a time series difference not related to fundamentals,” “Periodic correlation does not paint the full picture because of cycles. That’s why we should take a cue from annual data. Besides a weakening South African rand makes imports cheaper,” External link

theindependent Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:06:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "In economics that difference is called a time series difference not related to fundamentals," "Periodic correlation does not paint the full picture because of cycles. That's why we should take a cue from annual data. Besides a weakening South African rand makes imports cheaper," External link

allafrica Friday, June 24, 2016 12:32:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The solution is therefore to open up the economy and increase the injection of more capital into the economy. This is where the policy matrices of Zimbabwe have to change in order to attract FDI and fresh capital," "Without any prevarication or ambiguity, the Indigenisation policy must be the very first one to go. It is one of the huge elephants in the living room" External link

allafrica Friday, June 17, 2016 2:39:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "All this has happened under the nose of government whose financial literacy is questionable. Deposits have dropped by 40% so far as depositors take away their money. The cash crisis is continuing unabated. Authorities have no long-term solution except to try re-introduce the Zimdollar. Government is in a monetary and fiscal cul-de-sac," External link

allafrica Friday, June 17, 2016 2:39:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The IMF is likely to demand that the printing of the bond notes goes ahead provided the German printers are audited and also the US$200 million line of credit is actually approved by Afrexim Bank short of which the IMF will not endorse the bond notes,” “The solution for me is to adopt the South African rand right away as the anchor currency. Adopting the rand as the legal tender for Zimbabwe will increase money supply and reduce externalisation and capital flight which is induced by arbitrage and premiums from the depreciation of the rand against a strong dollar” External link

theindependent Monday, June 13, 2016 8:11:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The IMF is likely to demand that the printing of the bond notes goes ahead provided the German printers are audited and also the US$200 million line of credit is actually approved by Afrexim Bank short of which the IMF will not endorse the bond notes," "The solution for me is to adopt the South African rand right away as the anchor currency. Adopting the rand as the legal tender for Zimbabwe will increase money supply and reduce externalisation and capital flight which is induced by arbitrage and premiums from the depreciation of the rand against a strong dollar" External link

allafrica Friday, June 10, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada added : "It is common knowledge that South Africa is Zimbabwe's largest trading partner. " External link

allafrica Friday, June 10, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The following are the challenges that infrastructure development projects face in this country... the tender system is opaque, bids are overpriced, kickbacks are paid, loans are guaranteed by the State without Parliamentary approval and there is no quality control on the projects... look at the shoddy job that was done on the Plumtree-Mutare highway," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:40:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Workers will start to go for short-term wage agreements in order to keep pace with the purchasing power parity of bond notes which will result in riots and economy strife in the country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 22, 2016 11:57:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “This shows that MDC as a party seeks to unite people. Through this initiative we want to recognise the people who suffered their only sin being belonging to the party led by president Morgan Tsvangirai,” “Over 500 people were killed in the country as a result of political violence instigated by Zanu PF. As such we welcome this programme by VAA,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 3, 2015 2:43:00 PM EAT



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Tapiwa Mashakada

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Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The economy is redollarising as we must not ignore what’s happening on the market,” “Let’s have a conversation of why people continue to dollarise. Their mindset has dollarised and we don’t know how this budget will inspire confidence when people’s minds have changed” External link

zimeye Sunday, November 3, 2019 8:20:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The economy is redollarising as we must not ignore what’s happening on the market,” “Let’s have a conversation of why people continue to dollarise. Their mindset has dollarised and we don’t know how this budget will inspire confidence when people’s minds have changed” External link

insiderzim Sunday, November 3, 2019 5:24:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “This alone makes the Economist Intelligence Unit assumptions very debatable,” External link

thezimbabwemail Friday, October 18, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "This alone makes the Economist Intelligence Unit assumptions very debatable," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, October 18, 2019 9:47:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Under normal circumstances banks and bureaux de change sell or buy forex on a willing-buyer, willing-seller basis, provided the forex is available. In the case of Zim, the official forex market (interbank market) is dry, hence buyers and sellers go to the parallel market, where they can get forex,” “It is alleged that government is the main driver of the parallel market because questions are raised when new bond notes are traded on the black market. It is illegal, but in this case, it is the only reliable source of forex. No country has managed to completely eliminate the parallel market. It can only be minimised” External link

zimeye Monday, July 22, 2019 1:30:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Under normal circumstances banks and bureaux de change sell or buy forex on a willing-buyer, willing-seller basis, provided the forex is available. In the case of Zim, the official forex market (interbank market) is dry, hence buyers and sellers go to the parallel market, where they can get forex,” “It is alleged that government is the main driver of the parallel market because questions are raised when new bond notes are traded on the black market. It is illegal, but in this case, it is the only reliable source of forex. No country has managed to completely eliminate the parallel market. It can only be minimised” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, July 22, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "Under normal circumstances banks and bureaux de change sell or buy forex on a willing-buyer, willing-seller basis, provided the forex is available. In the case of Zim, the official forex market (interbank market) is dry, hence buyers and sellers go to the parallel market, where they can get forex," "It is alleged that government is the main driver of the parallel market because questions are raised when new bond notes are traded on the black market. It is illegal, but in this case, it is the only reliable source of forex. No country has managed to completely eliminate the parallel market. It can only be minimised" External link

bulawayo24 Monday, July 22, 2019 11:04:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Under normal circumstances banks and bureaux de change sell or buy forex on a willing-buyer, willing-seller basis, provided the forex is available. In the case of Zim, the official forex market (interbank market) is dry, hence buyers and sellers go to the parallel market, where they can get forex,” “It is alleged that government is the main driver of the parallel market because questions are raised when new bond notes are traded on the black market. It is illegal, but in this case, it is the only reliable source of forex. No country has managed to completely eliminate the parallel market. It can only be minimised” External link

zimeye Monday, July 22, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Under normal circumstances banks and bureaux de change sell or buy forex on a willing-buyer, willing-seller basis, provided the forex is available. In the case of Zim, the official forex market (interbank market) is dry, hence buyers and sellers go to the parallel market, where they can get forex,” “It is alleged that government is the main driver of the parallel market because questions are raised when new bond notes are traded on the black market. It is illegal, but in this case, it is the only reliable source of forex. No country has managed to completely eliminate the parallel market. It can only be minimised” External link

newsday Monday, July 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The wheels have finally come off as the Zimbabwe government has been cornered and forced to involuntarily de-dollarise without a plan," "At present Zimbabwe cannot afford a paper currency which has no economic value" External link

iol Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:51:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada estimé : "C'est un pétard mouillé. Le pays ne va nulle part" External link

afp-fr Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:33:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “We need to fix the currency issue if we are to join international trade so that there is stability and people from other countries know that if they trade with Zimbabwe they will be able to get their money back,” “We must also ensure our borders are one-stop borders, because Beitbridge Border Post, for example, is a nightmare and traders take weeks to move their goods” External link

newsday Friday, March 15, 2019 8:28:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Zimbabwe now has a sovereign currency called RTGS dollars which is a euphemism for Zim Dollars. The domestic currency has bounced back,” External link

iol Thursday, February 21, 2019 3:38:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "This is a Zimbabwe dollar by any means. Zimbabwe now has a sovereign currency called 'RTGS dollar' which is a euphemism for Zimbabwe dollars. It's like saying you eat bacon but not pork," "The domestic currency has bounced back without addressing the key fundamentals," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:50:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "This is a Zimbabwe dollar by any means. Zimbabwe now has a sovereign currency called 'RTGS dollar' which is a euphemism for Zimbabwe dollars. It's like saying you eat bacon but not pork," "The domestic currency has bounced back without addressing the key fundamentals," External link

afp-en Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:10:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “My reading of the monetary policy statement is that Zimbabwe now has a virtual local currency called ‘RTGS Dollar’. This is a Zim-dollar by any means. The local unit will be determined by the interbank market of forex and forex bureaux,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The economy has de-dollarised cleverly. US dollars are now foreign currency. My prediction has come true. Zimbabwe now has a sovereign currency called ‘RTGS dollars’, which is a euphemism for Zim-dollars. It’s like saying you eat bacon but not pork,” “The domestic currency has bounced back without addressing the key fundamentals,” External link

businessday Wednesday, February 20, 2019 8:06:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said ( about Commission ) : "You can have laws like we did with the Pricing and Competition Commission during those years. Clampdown, yes we can but the market will determine the fundamentals and levels of the US dollar. So, what the market has told you is that the US dollar is not 1:1 with the bond. That is the message that the market has demonstrated. This is why if I want to pay my foreign payments, the bank will ask me to supply them with foreign currency. It is a statement that this parity is fallacious. It does not exist. I hope we can begin to address the proper value and exchange rate of the US dollar rather than pretend that it is still 1:1 with the bond" External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, September 30, 2017 4:46:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said ( about Centre ) : "Congratulations are in order. One of the mdc founders Elliot Pfebve is now a holder of an earned doctorate. Dr Pfebve is now a leading academic in the UK where he was forced into exile after his brother was murdered in cold blood by Zanu-PF thugs in 2000 in Mashonaland Central," "Dr Pfebve is credited with taking MDC to the then Zanu PF stronghold of Mash Central. After our inaugural congress at the Acquatic Centre in Chitown in 2000 Dr Pfebve was elected into our 1st National Executive. Currently Dr Pfebve is the MDC-T representative to the Uk and Ireland as well as our Special Envoy to the EU in Brussels. He also teaches and researches at top UK Universities. Well done leader Dr Elliot Pfebve of the MDC-T" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:05:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said ( about The Lord ) : "Through the grace of the Lord my President is doing fine and recuperating in South Africa. Doomsayers have been put to shame. The Lord heals but mankind curses and mocks. We are all mortals and illness can come without applying," "I personally thank all Zimbabweans who continue to pray for the full recovery of my President and personal mentor. I have worked with him since I joined the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions in 1991. He is a determined figher and our indefatigable brand. He is the able leader of the MDC Alliance which is going to bury Zanu PF rule once and for all in 2018. His resolve is unshakeable" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, September 21, 2017 10:05:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "Maintaining indigenisation threshold of 51 percent is a zero sum game. The MDC will review the indigenisation policy threshold in a manner that is investor friendly. Regarding domestic investment, lending rates will be slashed for sure. Long-term trade finance as opposed to short-term finance is the key. And capital markets are awash," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:57:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "Addressing confidence issues and corruption will be the first order of business," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, September 19, 2017 9:57:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “We are currently on auto-pilot and if we are not careful by December we will have a complete shutdown of the economy as debt continues to build up,” External link

thezimbabwemail Monday, September 18, 2017 12:31:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada wrote : "The RBZ's hands are tied. They can only increase bond notes within the confines of the USD200 million Afreximbank facility which is for export incentivization. In order to make an impact on the liquidity crunch the RBZ would need to inject at least $1billion as money supply but this wont happen because the economy is not producing the goods required to meet the monetary demand. So for now it is a zero sum game," External link

bulawayo24 Saturday, August 5, 2017 11:40:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The future President of Zimbabwe. He has remained faithful to the poor and the oppressed. He has been demonized by his detractors but his conviction is unshakeable," "He has gone through prisons through torture through pain and agony just because of his conviction. His eyes are on the ball. He is a peacemaker that is why he has not chosen armed confrontation" External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:53:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The issue of competitiveness requires a social contract between labour, business and government, and the Minister might have to consult his counterparts to come up with a viable vehicle to foster competitiveness” External link

insiderzim Saturday, February 18, 2017 8:55:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The issue of competitiveness requires a social contract between labour, business and government, and the Minister might have to consult his counterparts to come up with a viable vehicle to foster competitiveness” External link

insiderzim Friday, February 17, 2017 8:30:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The issue of competitiveness requires a social contract between labour, business and government, and the Minister might have to consult his counterparts to come up with a viable vehicle to foster competitiveness” External link

insiderzim Friday, February 17, 2017 11:22:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “If I were the Minister of Finance I would set my eyes on the ball and pursue the following goals,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, February 2, 2017 12:01:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “If I were the Minister of Finance I would set my eyes on the ball and pursue the following goals,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, February 1, 2017 1:30:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “If I were the Minister of Finance I would set my eyes on the ball and pursue the following goals,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, January 31, 2017 5:41:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "It is also instructive to know that the collapse of the rail system has put pressure on our roads as heavy cargo is now hauled by road. By-laws are no longer be adhered to as heavy traffic now passes through city centres and surburban areas. The rains have triggered a road network crisis in Zimbabwe and its now a national disaster," External link

onlinenigeria Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:43:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "It is also instructive to know that the collapse of the rail system has put pressure on our roads as heavy cargo is now hauled by road. By-laws are no longer be adhered to as heavy traffic now passes through city centres and surburban areas. The rains have triggered a road network crisis in Zimbabwe and its now a national disaster," External link

bulawayo24 Tuesday, January 24, 2017 10:48:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "Constitutional Amendment number 1 of 2017: The constitution is the supreme law of the land. In the case of Zimbabwe the current constitution is a product of a rigorous process that culminated in a referendum that adopted the document," "Sadly though the implementation of the constitution has been hamstrung by lack of political will. I don't think its a cash problem because they are many development partners who are queuing to bank roll its implementation phase. Look at the amount of aid received from the Royal Danish Embassy. The Royal Danish Embassy has been bankrolling institutions of justice delivery across the country. Even in remote areas like Bikita where the embassy built a fabulous magistrates court complex" External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, January 12, 2017 9:56:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The catch is on definitions of employment and unemployment. In labour economics, self employment is considered as employment whereas in the normal parlance only formal employment would be regarded as employment. That is why in ordinary terms its the norm for analysts to put Zimbabwe unemployment figures at 80 to 90%," External link

bulawayo24 Friday, January 6, 2017 9:42:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “It (Bill) detracts from the original thrust of export incentive,” “As the Bill stands, it is just like any other currency that is being introduced which is not based on any export incentive” External link

newzimbabwe Thursday, December 29, 2016 6:51:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “It is easy to stimulate the economy provided government cuts recurrent expenditures and eliminate the budget deficit; It is easy to stimulate the economy if the investment climate and ease of doing business is addressed, including the deletion of the indigenization law and policy. Yes it is possible to increase productivity with the right policies,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, December 21, 2016 5:53:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “It is easy to stimulate the economy provided government cuts recurrent expenditures and eliminate the budget deficit; It is easy to stimulate the economy if the investment climate and ease of doing business is addressed, including the deletion of the indigenization law and policy. Yes it is possible to increase productivity with the right policies,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:08:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “It is easy to stimulate the economy provided government cuts recurrent expenditures and eliminate the budget deficit; It is easy to stimulate the economy if the investment climate and ease of doing business is addressed, including the deletion of the indigenization law and policy. Yes it is possible to increase productivity with the right policies,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:56:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “It is easy to stimulate the economy provided government cuts recurrent expenditures and eliminate the budget deficit; It is easy to stimulate the economy if the investment climate and ease of doing business is addressed, including the deletion of the indigenization law and policy. Yes it is possible to increase productivity with the right policies,” External link

insiderzim Tuesday, December 20, 2016 1:39:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada says : “The 2017 growth forecast was based more on thumbsucking not on any realistic macro-model. The projection becomes unrealistic and spurious if you consider the effect of climate variability on agriculture,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, December 15, 2016 5:13:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada says : “The 2017 growth forecast was based more on thumbsucking not on any realistic macro-model. The projection becomes unrealistic and spurious if you consider the effect of climate variability on agriculture,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, December 15, 2016 11:34:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada says : “The 2017 growth forecast was based more on thumbsucking not on any realistic macro-model. The projection becomes unrealistic and spurious if you consider the effect of climate variability on agriculture,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:37:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada asked : "We are approaching the festive season and it is common cause that people cannot access their funds from the banks. There are long winding queues in the banks as people are trying to withdraw their funds but banks have imposed very low withdrawal limits. This is affecting economic activity. " External link

bulawayo24 Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:35:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada told : “Particularly from the view that they have failed to resolve the cash crisis,” External link

newzimbabwe Wednesday, December 7, 2016 9:22:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada charged : "Talk of the budget is simply academic. It's a damp squib. A non-event!" External link

allafrica Thursday, November 10, 2016 12:42:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The USD will migrate to the black market where it will be exchanged for bond notes at a very high exchange rate. So exporters and anybody needing forex will have to go to the black market or apply to the RBZ,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, November 3, 2016 11:31:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The USD will migrate to the black market where it will be exchanged for bond notes at a very high exchange rate. So exporters and anybody needing forex will have to go to the black market or apply to the RBZ,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:16:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The USD will migrate to the black market where it will be exchanged for bond notes at a very high exchange rate. So exporters and anybody needing forex will have to go to the black market or apply to the RBZ,” External link

insiderzim Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The USD will migrate to the black market where it will be exchanged for bond notes at a very high exchange rate. So exporters and anybody needing forex will have to go to the black market or apply to the RBZ,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, November 2, 2016 7:40:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “It lacks pro-active economic stimulus measures. The Minister of Finance squandered the rare opportunity to re-align the budget and tackle the crippling debt problem which he conservatively puts at $9.7 billion,” External link

insiderzim Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:57:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The only confidence measure he can announce is the repeal of the indigenisation act in order to attract foreign direct investment. He has no room to manouvre on taxation just as he seems powerless to reduce public expenditure or curb corruption,” External link

theindependent Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:19:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Reengagement exercise with International Financial Institutions is now hanging by the thread due to the volatile and toxic political environment,” External link

theindependent Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:19:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The only confidence measure he can announce is the repeal of the indigenisation act in order to attract foreign direct investment. He has no room to manouvre on taxation just as he seems powerless to reduce public expenditure or curb corruption,” External link

theindependent Friday, August 12, 2016 8:59:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Reengagement exercise with International Financial Institutions is now hanging by the thread due to the volatile and toxic political environment,” External link

theindependent Friday, August 12, 2016 8:59:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “I think Zera is spot on for the time being and they have made consultations with stakeholders who feel that it’s not the correct thing to do in view of the harsh economic conditions,” External link

theindependent Wednesday, August 3, 2016 8:49:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "I think Zera is spot on for the time being and they have made consultations with stakeholders who feel that it's not the correct thing to do in view of the harsh economic conditions," External link

allafrica Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:26:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The other issue is the question of how to deal with imports without increasing import bans which have attracted public anger. In short, the economy needs stimulus measures to resuscitate production and kick in growth," External link

allafrica Monday, July 25, 2016 12:44:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The other issue is the question of how to deal with imports without increasing import bans which have attracted public anger. In short, the economy needs stimulus measures to resuscitate production and kick in growth,” External link

thestandard-zw Sunday, July 24, 2016 6:31:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Zimbabwe is working against the rest of Sadc. They are violating Sadc protocol of free movements of goods, services, capital and labour,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, July 10, 2016 2:55:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “In economics that difference is called a time series difference not related to fundamentals,” “Periodic correlation does not paint the full picture because of cycles. That’s why we should take a cue from annual data. Besides a weakening South African rand makes imports cheaper,” External link

theindependent Tuesday, June 28, 2016 11:06:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "In economics that difference is called a time series difference not related to fundamentals," "Periodic correlation does not paint the full picture because of cycles. That's why we should take a cue from annual data. Besides a weakening South African rand makes imports cheaper," External link

allafrica Friday, June 24, 2016 12:32:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The solution is therefore to open up the economy and increase the injection of more capital into the economy. This is where the policy matrices of Zimbabwe have to change in order to attract FDI and fresh capital," "Without any prevarication or ambiguity, the Indigenisation policy must be the very first one to go. It is one of the huge elephants in the living room" External link

allafrica Friday, June 17, 2016 2:39:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "All this has happened under the nose of government whose financial literacy is questionable. Deposits have dropped by 40% so far as depositors take away their money. The cash crisis is continuing unabated. Authorities have no long-term solution except to try re-introduce the Zimdollar. Government is in a monetary and fiscal cul-de-sac," External link

allafrica Friday, June 17, 2016 2:39:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “The IMF is likely to demand that the printing of the bond notes goes ahead provided the German printers are audited and also the US$200 million line of credit is actually approved by Afrexim Bank short of which the IMF will not endorse the bond notes,” “The solution for me is to adopt the South African rand right away as the anchor currency. Adopting the rand as the legal tender for Zimbabwe will increase money supply and reduce externalisation and capital flight which is induced by arbitrage and premiums from the depreciation of the rand against a strong dollar” External link

theindependent Monday, June 13, 2016 8:11:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The IMF is likely to demand that the printing of the bond notes goes ahead provided the German printers are audited and also the US$200 million line of credit is actually approved by Afrexim Bank short of which the IMF will not endorse the bond notes," "The solution for me is to adopt the South African rand right away as the anchor currency. Adopting the rand as the legal tender for Zimbabwe will increase money supply and reduce externalisation and capital flight which is induced by arbitrage and premiums from the depreciation of the rand against a strong dollar" External link

allafrica Friday, June 10, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada added : "It is common knowledge that South Africa is Zimbabwe's largest trading partner. " External link

allafrica Friday, June 10, 2016 5:06:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : "The following are the challenges that infrastructure development projects face in this country... the tender system is opaque, bids are overpriced, kickbacks are paid, loans are guaranteed by the State without Parliamentary approval and there is no quality control on the projects... look at the shoddy job that was done on the Plumtree-Mutare highway," External link

allafrica Thursday, June 9, 2016 7:40:00 PM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said : “Workers will start to go for short-term wage agreements in order to keep pace with the purchasing power parity of bond notes which will result in riots and economy strife in the country,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Sunday, May 22, 2016 11:57:00 AM EAT

Tapiwa Mashakada said ( about Morgan Tsvangirai ) : “This shows that MDC as a party seeks to unite people. Through this initiative we want to recognise the people who suffered their only sin being belonging to the party led by president Morgan Tsvangirai,” “Over 500 people were killed in the country as a result of political violence instigated by Zanu PF. As such we welcome this programme by VAA,” External link

dailynews-co-zw Tuesday, February 3, 2015 2:43:00 PM EAT



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legislator2.94%EN11/24/201624/11/2016
mp5.88%EN11/23/201623/11/2016
economist35.29%EN08/17/201617/08/2016
secretary-general20.59%EN07/24/201624/07/2016
deputy5.88%EN07/24/201624/07/2016
general5.88%EN07/01/201601/07/2016
deputy secretary general8.82%EN12/16/201216/12/2012
spokesman5.88%EN08/20/200820/08/2008
acting spokesperson2.94%EN08/15/200815/08/2008
Names Lang Count
Tapiwa MashakadaEN83.33%
Tapiwa MashakadaFR16.67%


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