opinionBy Moses ChambokoMadness is when Grace Mugabe and George Charamba both pretend to be what they are not. Not long ago, George Charamba, the presidential spokesman and secretary for information "disclosed" to the world that indeed, he was the acerbic character known in media circles as Nathaniel Manheru, a character foolishly and blindly pro-ZANU PF. But, of course, we all knew that already!
By Moses ChambokoThe imminent acquisition of Barclays Bank Zimbabwe by a Malawian bank, First Merchant Bank as widely reported is both curious and depressing. Curious in that indigenisation has been a political mantra for many years, especially since the year 2000 yet there was no attempt to acquire this valuable asset. Depressing in that Barclays just like Standard Chartered Bank, for many years, were the epitome of banking in Rhodesia and later Zimbabwe.
The Malawian (FMB) bank that is taking over Barclays Zimbabwe’s operations has been in the dock for dubious bank transactions in Malawi and Uganda amid accusations of failure to comply with the two countries’ money laundering laws. Even the Zimbabwe Herald’s business editor described the deal as one that ‘raises eyebrows’ because of poor corporate governance and malpractices in lending at FMB.
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