Zimbabwe Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube arrives at his country’s parliament last week to present his budget. Photo: AFP

Zimbabwean minister admits quoting wrong Chinese aid figure in his budget, China’s deputy ambassador says

  • Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube says the two countries are ‘working on a common accounting mechanism’
  • Chinese embassy is correct, deputy ambassador Zhao Baogang says after protesting that the budget understated the aid by US$133 million
Topic |   China-Africa relations

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Zimbabwe Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube arrives at his country’s parliament last week to present his budget. Photo: AFP
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Jevans Nyabiage

Jevans Nyabiage

Kenyan journalist Jevans Nyabiage is South China Morning Post's first Africa correspondent. Based in Nairobi, Jevans keeps an eye on China-Africa relations and also Chinese investments, ranging from infrastructure to energy and metal, on the continent.