Zvishavane residents have welcomed government’s recent scrapping of the multi-currency system, saying the resolution came at a time when the majority of tenants in the mining town had already been told to pay rentals in forex.

Prior to the announcement to end the multi-currency system, many tenants in Zvishavane had already been served with notices by landlords to pay rentals in forex.

The adoption of the mono-currency, therefore, presented residents with a sigh of relief.

ZBC News visited Eastlea, Council Park and Highlands suburbs which are home to students from the local university.

Most of them said government intervened at the most appropriate hour as they were on their way out because of the foreign currency rentals.

“The government managed to resolve the impasse as most of us were advised to pay those rentals with effect from July in foreign currency,” said one of the tenants.

The tenants were due to pay between USD$20 and USD$40 in rentals.

Only tenants from Shabanie mine houses were not going to be affected by the move.