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Diaspora chapter pleased with Gono

Godfrey Marawanyika

THE South African Chapter of Zimbabweans in the diaspora this week gave a thumbs-up to central bank governor Gideon Gono, saying they found him more helpful than dealing with the embassy

in Pretoria.


The spokesperson for the five-member group, Munyukwi Kahari, who was in the country for Gono’s monetary policy review statement on Tuesday, said they found him accommodative.


“When we volunteered to form the committee during the governor’s Homelink promotional tour we were 12. However, only 11 members have so far met since the visit,” Kahari said.


“We have some propositions and consultations which we want to have with the governor from our Chapter levels. This is because it is more helpful to talk to the governor than to talk to our embassy in Pretoria, which only assists in issues pertaining to passports and other documentation.”


Zimbabwe’s ambassador to South Africa is Simon Khaya Moyo.


Of all the diaspora chapters that were created during Gono’s tour of the United States, the United Kingdom and South Africa in June, only the South African Chapter was represented at the monetary policy briefing. The central bank held 204 roadshows to market the Homelink initiatives, which non-resident Zimbabweans could use to send money back home.

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