Zimbabwe currency (elgol/iStockphoto)
Zimbabwe currency
(elgol/iStockphoto)

Cash-Strapped Zimbabwe Down to $217

January 31, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
 

Zimbabwe is down to its last $217. After paying civil servant salaries last week, the cash-strapped government has barely enough to buy a used iPad.

Finance Minister Tendai Biti told reporters on Tuesday that the government’s finances were in a “paralysis state” and that the state was failing to meet its targets. “Last week when we paid civil servants, there was $217 [left] in government coffers,” he said.

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