RBZ employees in court for leaking a document

By Patience Nyagato
TWO Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe employees who allegedly circulated an unauthorised document belonging to the central bank were remanded out of custody when they appeared before the court in Harare this Wednesday.
Two Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe employees, Smart Manda and Philton Makena were remanded out of custody to the 3rd of June when they appeared in court for allegedly leaking an RBZ document titled the ‘de-dollarisation road map’.
It is the state’s case that the RBZ governor assigned one John Mafararikwa the director economic policy and research to work on a document to assist the ministry in the de-dollarization of the economy in a period of 5 years.
Mafararikwa assigned Nebson Mupunga to head about 8 chief economists to brainstorm and craft the document.
The first accused later received the document via mail from Mupunga and converted it to PDF before sending it through the WhatsApp platform to the second accused.
The second accused then forwarded the document to his cousin which led to the document going viral knowing in actual fact that only the Governor, permanent secretary and the ministry of finance are mandated to publish any document to the public.
The duo was told by Harare magistrate Vongai Muchuchuti to report once every Friday at their nearest police stations and to surrender their travelling documents as part of their bail conditions.