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ZIMBABWE, A POLICE STATE – THE LAND OF QUEUES AND CHAOS
Published on Aug 31, 2016
POLICE, SOLDIERS, QUEUES, CHAOS AND DESPERATE CITIZENS ARE THE DAILY SCENERY IN ZIMBABWE. CITIZENS SPEND HOURS QUEUING TO WITHDRAW $100.00 OF THEIR HARD EARNED SAVINGS, THAT’S IF YOU’RE LUCKY TO GET SO MUCH. OTHERS ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO WITHDRAW $50.00 AND TOWARDS END OF THE DAY SOME CITIZENS WILL ONLY GET $20.00. OTHERS NOT SO LUCKY WILL ONLY GET AS LITTLE AS $10.00. SOME CITIZENS TOLD US THAT THERE WAS EVEN A WORST CASE THAT HAPPENED WHERE A LOCAL BANK HAD TO AUTHORISE ONLY $5.00 PER CUSTOMER.