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Mnangagwa Abusing Presidential Powers - CCC

Mnangagwa Abusing Presidential Powers - CCC

The opposition CCC says President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s use of Presidential Powers to legalise the hike in interest rates by 200% is unconstitutional.

Mnangagwa used the Act to promulgate Statutory Instrument 118A  of 2022 gazetted on Monday.

SI 118A/22 stipulates that the multiple currency regime will exist until December 2025 and sets a ZWL$20 million fine for retailers selling goods at exchange rates above 10% of the prevailing interbank rate.

CCC national spokesperson, Fadzayi Mahere, Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act is unconstitutional. Said Mahere:

In any event, a presser is not a law. These repeated illegal statements fertilise mistrust (and) the Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act is unconstitutional as it offends section 134 of the Constitution.

They purport to use this law to ‘entrench’ (whatever that means) use of the US$ for five years, yet even that unconstitutional law only empowers the making of SIs that last for six months.

Strangely, they set interest rates at 200% yet under the common law, interest must never exceed 100% of the debt in terms of the common law in duplum rule which has not been repealed.

This is the poorly thought out, legally unsound approach they prefer to policymaking.

CCC deputy president, Tendai Biti, who was the Finance Minister during the Government of National Unity (GNU) era, said:

Presidential decrees are an authoritarian abuse of citizens and Parliament.

The re-legalisation of the US$ is an embarrassing acknowledgement of the failure of four years of vigorous pursuit of a de-dollarisation agenda that was never going to work.

The Presidential Powers (Temporary Measures) Act allows a President to bypass Parliament and make laws.

More: NewsDay

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25 Comments

Manikiniki 1 month ago

Lets go out and vote and remove this clueless regime. Um embarrassed to call it a government.


Blue 💙 1 month ago

If you can let this ”abuse” to occur at your watch, do you think you'll ever win ma elections?😔🤤


Jojo Zvenyika Chenjera 1 month ago

@Blue your certification that there is 'abuse' speaks volume of this ochlocracy regime. The myopic political shenanigans that the elections are unwinnable is the reason why this zany regime will tread on our fundamental rights for many eons to come. The only solace I and many others have is that Zanu or CCC we are all mortals. The day shall come when Zanu thugs will be buried with their evil. In the meantime we remain the unhappiest people on the planet. Because of Zanu.


Blue 💙 1 month ago

We already are in a one party state

Oops 1 month ago

Then why don't you declare a one party state. You also get your time wasted by a regime which pampers u with ugly regalia & expired pieces of chicken & chips. In fact you retard your thinking capacity by blindly sloganeering and rudimentary politics. It is a shame that you share the bigotry of Zanu misrule. Millions of a generation have sought happiness in White man's land because of your ediocy.

Blue 💙 1 month ago

It's not being myopic,n it's just the goddamn truth. These opposition parties will just waste your time

Tsek 1 month ago

Everything done in Zimbabwe is opposed by these terrorists ndowanokwidza zvinhu


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

The kama ccc is always opposing for the sake of opposing. The mighty ZANU PF GVT will forever use SIs because it was elected and can do so whether you call it abuse or what what it won't change anything because the kama ccc cannot make laws of their own

#NEVER IN A THOUSAND YEARS WILL THE OPPOSITION RULE THIS COUNTRY.
#NYIKA INOVAKWA NE VENE VAYO
[PAMBERI NE ZANU PF


Mombe=Donkey 1 month ago

😂😂😂😂 unovachemedza

Machivelli 1 month ago

Yes very true👏👏👏

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Mwana waMambo 1 month ago

Hurumende yezanu yakafanana nemazisvosve matema aye anonhuhwa, magange. Hapana chozikanwa asi kusurira pachikafu kuti vadye vega. Mbavha, varoyi, ma****, mhondi, varevi venhema


Jah Svari 07 1 month ago

Mese hamugoni chirungu takamirira jah tsvaire 07 vakusvasvangeyi nechivheti.(If you want a joke of the day just scroll down to jah tsvaire07's comments then you will spend the rest of your life uchingoseka coz haaaaaa jah svari vanosvasvanga chirungu.kkkkkk


🇯🇲 1 month ago

takamirira Jah Tsvari


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Pakanyanya politics i dont comment coz
POLITICS IS THE ART OR SCIENCE TO MAKE YOU AND ME FIGHT FOR NO REASON.
inini wacho am not gonna vote coz next year i dont know who to vote for coz my homeboy TSVANGIRAI whom i used to vote for passed on and its my right not to waste my time voting 😀


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

@Nyashanu Clinic 😍 kwedu kwa Chief Nyashanu ukoo kuvahera kwa Tsvangirai🇿🇼-07 😀


muhera 1 month ago

Tsvangirayi ayibva kwaNerutanga kwete kwa Nyashanu

Anonymous 1 month ago

paani pacho

Anonymous 1 month ago

CCC chimbonyararaiwo kani, Its not everthing you have to say something about. Mukatamba bhora muchingotaura munohwinha sey. And zvimwe zvacho its very unnecessary


cde chipopi 1 month ago

solution mu Zim kungowirirana nema Western countries chete kwete zvimwe zvese izvo. Hapana munhu mutema anogona ku runner nyika pasi pe zuva ,hukama hwake ne varungu ndo uno determiner kugona kwake basi


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

@Muhera
hapana panzi Tsvangirai anobva kwaNyashanu but kuvahera 😂


absolute power 1 month ago

this is the result of our misguided politics of Africa and Zimbabwe in particular. the parliament is useless , reduced to a boxing arena of threading insults to each other and never has any meaningful debate ever happened in there .
the president has a duty to protect the weak and vulnerable hence the use of his presidential powers, as it now has became a game of power with Zim economy . the power of capital is pulling one side whilst politics is also pulling another side and I don't see the need for any elections without political reforms for we will soon be crying fowl again as the incumbent party will not let go easily. so God help us all


silent killer 2 weeks ago

umm mudhara uyu wamunoti munangagwa anohwa something anogwara muregererei



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