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Vol 45 No 6

Published 19th March 2004


Zimbabwe

Gideon's bible

The central bank govenor's anti-corruption drive may be part of a bigger plan

To the surprise of sceptics, Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono is enforcing new disciplines in the economy and catching out some well connected business people. Several of those arrested since January are political heavyweights (AC Vol 45 No 2) and the money involved is substantial. Gono, an ardent born-again Christian and an in-law of President Robert Gabriel Mugabe's, was appointed to the governorship in November; his star has risen steeply since he became Chief Executive of the Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (formerly Bank of Credit & Commerce International).

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