Police were still interrogating Sikala at the time of going on air and his lawyer, Douglas Mwonzora, told Studio 7 that he suspects that he is being charged with treason.
The finance minister also announced proposals for the current tax-free threshold of $250 to be reviewed to $300 a month as workers struggle to make ends meet.
Zimbabwe’s under fire vice president Joice Mujuru missed a crucial Politburo meeting that met at the party headquarters in Harare to amend the party constitution to concentrate power in President Robert Mugabe.
Many residents felt Mrs. Mujuru and her allies should not leave Zanu PF as they risk worse persecution if they pulled out.
'There is very little room to maneuevre, very little fiscal space, very little scope to raise taxes. We are expecting some spending cuts and perhaps some minor tax increases'
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