Some soldiers looted shops in the capital, Harare, in 2008 when their pay was delayed at the height of Zimbabwe’s hyper-inflation crisis
'It won’t make any difference. People will still wake up on Friday hungry and jobless'.
“If it is printed in Harare, it is a piece of paper, ghost money, worthless unless Obama tells me it is a proper dollar”
Presidents promising overnight riches are elected, lofty pledges are made, grand visions proclaimed. So what then goes wrong?
When an egg cost 1 billion Zimbabwe dollars, it was replaced by US currency: Now American money blamed for new crisis
Zimbabweans had to pay for restaurant meals before they ate and quotes from repairmen and businesses were valid for only 15 minutes.
The country boasts one of the highest literacy rates in the world, which stands above 90%.