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Old October 21st, 2019 #1
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Default Zimbabwe: when your monthly salary buys 7kg beef after you killed all the white farmers

When your entire salary buys 7kg beef and some peanut butter: How hyperinflation hit Zimbabwe

Oct 19, 2019

A heavily-built man presses his mobile phone, glares at the screen and shakes his head dejectedly. Two Mazoe orange crush juices, three cartons of zap nax, tasty and flavoured corn treats and biscuits are perched in a shopping trolley inside the one of the country’s largest wholesalers, Mahomed Mussa in Harare.

"The prices are unbelievable. That is why I am looking at my phone calculator," John Betani tells Fin24. "I was just calculating if the money I have can buy what I need for my son. Life is just tough now, my brother."


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