Monday, 4 July, 2022
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People queue for US dollars at banks early in the morning, with some having slept in line a day before Christmas, in Harare on Friday. Thousands of Zimbabweans are queuing at banks and currency exchange points across the country, some of them sleeping in the lines, in a desperate attempt to obtain cash. Most are unlikely to be successful as the inflation-ravaged southern African country is experiencing an acute currency shortage. Travel plans for the holiday period have been badly disrupted and many Zimbabweans are struggling even to buy Christmas presents.

People queue for US dollars at banks early in the morning, with some having slept in line a day before Christmas, in Harare on Friday. Thousands of Zimbabweans are queuing at banks and currency exchange points across the country, some of them sleeping in the lines, in a desperate attempt to obtain cash. Most are unlikely to be successful as the inflation-ravaged southern African country is experiencing an acute currency shortage. Travel plans for the holiday period have been badly disrupted and many Zimbabweans are struggling even to buy Christmas presents.