Saturday, 29 November 2008

Out of Africa - Zimbabwe

A guy goes shopping with a wheelbarrow full of Zimbabwe dollars. On the way to the shop, he is mugged – the muggers overturn the barrow, tip out the cash and make off with the wheelbarrow.

The financial situation in Zimbabwe has not changed much in the five years since this article was written.... in fact things have only gotten worse.

"Council has since resolved to offer free graves to those who have died of cholera since most people are finding it hard to get cash to pay for the graves," it quoted the town clerk as saying. A grave in Harare costs an average of $30, a teacher's monthly salary at the current exchange rate.

Free graves anyone?