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Sunrise, sunset: Zimbabwe’s new currency

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Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the zeros
One currency following another
Laden with money counters and queues

Sunrise, sunset
Sunrise, sunset
Swiftly flow the bearers
Millions turn overnight to billions
Blossoming even as Gono gazes

. . . with apologies to Fiddler on the Roof (the musical, not Gono)

One comment to “Sunrise, sunset: Zimbabwe’s new currency”

  1. Comment by Kubatana.net speaks out from Zimbabwe » Blog Archive » Sunrise, sunset II - Zimbabwe’s currency fiasco continues:

    [...] So, I’m not sure what it says about the Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono’s attachment issues, that he’s not willing to let go of a few zeroes in our currency and make all of our lives a whole lot simpler by introducing some new notes as part of his Sunrise II. But he’s not. Instead, we’re losing one note and gaining three more, all as part of his efforts to punish the cash barons – and in so doing, I fear, make things difficult for the rest of us as well. [...]