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Monday, 13 August 2007

Zambia in the late 80s....

That is how Dianna Games describes Zimbabwe:

"Zimbabwe in 2007 reminds me of Zambia in the late 1980s, early 1990s. Shelves were bare, foreign currency was scarce, the kwacha was worthless and skills flight was rampant. Now Zambia is booming and Zimbabwe is down where its neighbour was nearly two decades ago".

The good news I guess is that at least for Zimbabwean husbands, the economic situation has reduced the compulsory compliments they have to give to their wives:
"A joke doing the rounds in Harare suggests that there are three things you should never tell a Zimbabwean woman: that she looks like a million dollars (only about R30), that you will stand her to a candlelit dinner, or run her a bubble bath — the last two references to extensive power and water cuts"

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