Zimbabwe votes!

Posted by HoTsTePPa | | , | 4 Opinions »

If you don't know about the recent happenings in Zimbabwe and it's HILARIOUS path into economic melt down, you clearly need to come out of your bubble!
In fact I shouldn't use "melt down" as a verb, its too late... its melted and hardened into the figure that had me cracking up while I was listening to a news article y'day.

10 Years ago, 1 US Dollar bought you 11 Zim Dollars, as of y'day morning at 8am, 1 US Dollar bought 30 BILLION Zim dollars.
A soft drink costs 30 million Zimbabwean dollars, a chicken 200 million, a tank of gas 1.8 billion.

Anyway, in true Mugabe style, he said this today, "We don't rig elections," he said. "We have that sense of honesty. I cannot sleep with my conscience if I have cheated on elections. Why should I cheat? The people are there supporting us."

It also turns out that people who have died upto 20 years ago have recently registered to vote in these elections. There's also that hilarious news piece I just saw on SABC of a journalist standing on a piece of vacant land but holding a elections registrar depicting that 10 000 people have been registered from that very piece of land.

I must admit, Bob is funny!

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  1. Fathimath Najwa // 30 March 2008 at 06:44

    I'm wondering how people go shopping in this country? :-s you need a shopping cart for the cash too?

  2. HoTsTePPa // 30 March 2008 at 07:17

    Actually... yeah they do :).

    In an attempt to win over voters, Bob recently quadrupled government workers salary. But it was deposited into their bank account, and they couldn't get it out cos the banks don't have the cash.
    Besides that, their new salary is no equal to the cost of train ticket to and from work!

  3. Monkey Boy // 30 March 2008 at 18:50

    1.8 billion for a tank of gas - 1USD = 30billion ZD - That's like 16 tanks of gas for 1USD. Maybe Bush should invade Zim to exploit this.

  4. HoTsTePPa // 30 March 2008 at 18:59


    Now, if only they can figure out their supply issues and have enough for it to be worth invading for!