In his address last night, President Mugabe mentioned in passing our Zimbabwean economy “which, as we all know, is going through a difficult patch.” 

Here is what the ‘difficult patch’ has looked like, as told in bank notes:

zimbabwe economic history in bank notes

Two decades of economic suffering.

But soon now (so very hopefully soon): there will be the final end to this era of Zimbabwean history.

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