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Zimbabwe’s US coins deal collapses

By Paul Nyakazeya

Zimbabwe’s plans to import coins from the United States to alleviate the shortage of coins for small denomination change has collapsed, meaning the country will continue to depend on South African rand coins in a predominantly US dollar economy.

Minister without Finance: Patrick Chinamasa
Minister without Finance: Patrick Chinamasa

A Ministry of Finance senior official, Eria Hamandishe, said the plan came off the rails because of Zimbabwe’s sour relations with the US.

“As things stand, I can say that deal is off,” Hamandishe told delegates at a recent Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce Economic Symposium. “During the negotiations, at one time we appeared to be agreeable, then (at) the next meeting, the atmosphere was different. We (had) thought we were making progress,” he said.

Hamandishe indicated that delegations from Zimbabwe had over the past three years travelled to America in the hope that the coins deal would materialise. On average, coins make up 13 percent of a nation’s currency and this is usually about 10 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to experts. At Zimbabwe’s current GDP of above US$10,8 billion, the value of circulating coins should be at US$180 million.

An economist explained the potential burden Zimbabwe was likely to grapple with if this deal had gone through: “To put this figure into context, 1 400 tonnes of coins needed to be shipped from the US to Zimbabwe. This is the equivalent of about 30 tonne trucks numbering 50.

Additionally, more and more coins would need to be imported over time.” Before the elections last year, former finance minister Tendai Biti had said government was finalising importation of the coins from America. Biti hinted, at the time, that the US Federal Reserve had agreed to supply coins and replace soiled notes to Zimbabwean banks in a bid to end change problems in the economy.

Zimbabwe has been saddled with change problems since the introduction of multi-currencies in February 2009. Retailers had been offering consumers credit notes, tokens, bubble gums or sweets to settle small change. Hamandishe said with increased circulation of coins from South Africa, the availability of change in small denominations had improved. “Had the situation not improved, the other option would have been to mint our own coins,” Hamandishe said.

Bankers had previously urged government to resort to this alternative. The Bankers Association of Zimbabwe made a proposal for the country to mint its own coins for change in 2012. According to the proposal, the coins were to be exchanged on a dollar-for-dollar basis, enabling people to redeem coins for notes should they accumulate large amounts of coins. While coin demand in Zimbabwe remains very high, some economic analyst say the arrangement, shipping and transportation costs to import foreign coins had discouraged local banks from even trying to carry out the exercise.

“It is nowhere close to being profitable. How did government intend to recoup the cost of importing and circulating coins in Zimbabwe?” asked one bank economist. In modern commerce, the purpose of coins is to make for efficient small value transactions. Banks do not derive much profit from providing coin services to the transacting public. Generally, the issuance of coins is only profitable to the issuer, usually the central bank. Financial Gazette

  • Lady Gaga

    lol…this fourth world republic is just barely hanging on without a doubt…Even the very basics, these clowns cant even do! Its like what ever these zimboz have attempted to do, it all starts in chaos and ends dismally and disastrous! It almost sounds better if the zimbo meticals was re introduced and ofcourse the black market returning. Sending even 20 Euros would definitely go a long way for some pple I know in zimboland if the zimbo metical was to be reintroduced! That sounds like the only alternative here…everything else has FAILED.

    • Guest

      Why do you spend almost every day on “fourth world” forums then? Is it because life didn’t turn out well in the diaspora now you like to insult the country everyday to feel like you’re worth something? Zimbabwe has been barely hanging on according to you Rhodesians for the last 15 years and yet we’ve gone through a depression and come out of it. Remember 2008? That was bad and that didn’t bring us down, we will use the rand and USD until we no longer have to use them, you stay in your diaspora hiding behind a keyboard and reminiscing about the good ol’ rhodesian days, your assistance or opinion is not needed.

      • Dog Star

        Guest it is the truth. These guys are clueless about how to deal with the current wreck of a country. So let’s wait for the next big solution from them and see if it works.

        Just experimenting with people’s lives….

      • chaibva

        Guest Guest guest its true you are a clueless guest. You cant see? Really Really Really????

        • Lady Gaga

          He is that stupid…

      • Lady Gaga

        Its called FREEDOM OF SPEECH YOUNG BOY!! I exercise my right of freedom expression ANYWHERE I PLEASE! YOUNG BOY…YOU ZIMBOZ LIKE TO BE TOLD WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR, NOT WHAT YOU SHOULD HEAR! ADMIT THE HARD PAINFULL TRUTH, YOU ARE NOTHING BUT GARBAGE…YOU TRY TO SHOW SOME SIGNIFICANTS, BUT YOU ARE WAY PAST YOUR EXPIRY DATE. GET A GRIP, USE THE BACK OF A HAMMER TO PRY THOSE EYES OPEN IF YOU HAVE EYES AT ALL AND SEE THE MISERY, THE CHAOS, THE STUPIDITY, THE DISASTROUS AND EMBARRASSING NONSENSE THAT UNRAVELS INFRONT OF YOU AND FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO SEE.

        • Guest

          You have a right to exercise your freedom of expression anywhere Gaga, but the fact that you are insulting me, using caps lock and insulting the entire country whilst in the diaspora hiding behind an avatar and a keyboard shows that you really haven’t amounted to anything wherever you are.
          It really hurts your little Rhodie heart that chances are you’ll never get the privilege you had in Zim ever again. You’re so resentful and bitter that you spend everyday insulting the country, you’re like that boyfriend who gets dumped then spends his time stalking and insulting the girl whilst claiming he “has moved on”.

          And yes, we did survive 2008, the economy is double (not accounting the infomal sector) what it was then and it’s filled with local businesses now. I live in Zim, you spend your time on the internet in the diaspora, you know nothing. You’re just another “young boy” Rhodie coward who lost out. Why don’t you go have a braai with your other “ekses” and rant about how the “zots” took away “your country”.

          What Rhodies or the outside world thinks of me or us is irrelevant my friend. We got the land, we got the country, deal with it, move on from the bitterness Gaga, it will kill you.

          • Lady Gaga

            Its CALLED THE HARD AND PAINFULL TRUTH YOUNG ONE! YOU DONT LIVE IN ZIMBOLAND, BUT IN ANOTHER UNIVERSE, TOTALLY OUT OF YOUR PATHETIC LITTLE MIND TO REALISE THE REALITY. OVER 80% UNEMPLOYED, OBVIOUSLY HIGHER, NO LIGHTS, NO WATER, BAD ROADS WTH GIGANTIC POT HOLES EVERYWHERE, SALARY DISPUTES, WORTHLESS CURRENCY SHELVED FOR THE USE OF 7 OR MORE INTERNATIONAL CURRENCIES, CORRUPTION AT ITS ALL TIME HIGHEST, JOBLESSNESS INCREASING, 2.2 MILLION GOING HUNGRY, POOR HARVESTS, LIQUIDITY CRUNCH, ETC ETC ETC AND YOU CALL THIS AN” ECONOMY THAT HAS “SURVIVED AND HAS DOUBLED!” LOL….YEAH, NOT ONLY ARE YOU PATHETIC, BUT IN DIRE NEED OF A BRAIN TRANSPLANT.FYI, IM AN ELECTRONIC ENGINEER AT KLM IN AMSTERDAM,LIVING THE LIFE HERE, COULDNT CARE LESS WHAT YOU THINK OF ME NOR WHAT YOU THINK I THINK OF YOU POOR THINGS.I FLEW TO ZIMBOLAND LAST DECEMBER TO RENOUNCE THAT ZIMBO CITIZENSHIP AND YES, I SAW THE CHAOS AND DECAYING STATE OF YOUR FAILED “STATE!” BUT HEY, KEEP TELLING YOURSELF WHAT YOU WANT TO HEAR, KEEP DAY DREAMING ALL YOU WANT, KEEP BELIEVING EVERYTHING YOU WANT, IT WONT CHANGE REALITY. iTS ALL IN THAT NUT BAR YOU CALL A “BRAIN!” DONT DROWN IN YOUR WET DREAMS BEFORE YOU WAKE UP.AND IF YOU EVER DO WAKE UP, TIP TOE AROUND THE RAW SEWAGES OK!!

          • Guest

            Good for you Gaga, continue using caps locks like the mature 5 year old you are. Thank God you renounced citizenship, but alas, here you are again on the internet working hard to prove you have moved on from the “failed state”. Someone in Amsterdam can’t tell me about the daily happenings in Zim. Let me outline some of my rebuttals to your claims my good man:

            1.OVER 80% UNEMPLOYED – IMF says Zim labour force is 3 million, 300 000 are employed by Govt alone, 46% of Zims are employed in the informal sector (World bank data), 1 million in agriculture. So how do we have 80% unemployment? Of course if you read the proper statistics, then you will find that it said 80% underemployment based on 2006 data (World bank)
            2. NO LIGHTS, NO WATER, BAD ROADS WTH GIGANTIC POT HOLES EVERYWHERE – Roads are terrible, I get clean water everyday with them going rarely, electricity goes about 8 hrs a day (so 2/3 times I have Zesa)
            3. SALARY DISPUTES – Show me a country without them?
            4. WORTHLESS CURRENCY – That’s true, but dollarisation restored domestic and external confidence in the economy and halted a depression, why jump back into the same situation during recovery.
            5. JOBLESSNESS INCREASING – Show me the figures of increasing unemployment, manufacturing has grown by 1.5%, other sectors have also grown too, show me how cyclical unemployment has increased?
            6. 2.2 MILLION GOING HUNGRY – Food insecurity in the month of March before the month of harvest, of course this doesn’t factor in cattle that people could kill (Yes I read the NGO report, 2.2 was the worst case scenario)
            7. POOR HARVESTS – I don’t know where you live (Oh wait Amsterdam) but harvests are the best this year for a couple of years, just about all crops except for Maize and wheat have reached pre2000 levels (some even exceeded).
            8. LIQUIDITY CRUNCH – That’s what happens when investors don’t like the person who won the election, but slowly, institutions have been getting loans and floating bonds to help ease the situation. Even British investors said they are up for investing.
            9. Failed state – according to the Failed state index (a VERY subjective index based on anecdotes and no real data on the ground) Zim falls under “alert” category, just like the vast majority of the countries in Africa and Asia (who knew Westerners could be ethnocentric in their “studies”)

            I guess you get to feel like a big boy by using caps lock all the way through. For an engineer, your lack of objective data in your conclusions is really worrying. As i said “young one”, your bitterness really shows, deal with it seriously.

            “I don’t care what you think of me, look mom, Im supposedly a very successful engineer in the Netherlands but I spend most of my days trolling on Zimbabwean sites because my life hasn’t amounted to anything, now I make up things and get to feel really successful. Mom, you don’t care? But I was getting to feel like a big boy, I resent that I lost a sense of importance (delusions of grandeur) I used to have in Rhodesia, now I make fun of them because that will make me feel better about losing the land we stole from the helpless natives” – Lady Gaga

          • Lady Gaga

            KEEP LIEING TO YOURSELF AND TELL YOURSELF ALL YOU WANT TO HEAR. DOESNT CHANGE THE FACT THAT ITS A FOURTH WORLD BANANA REPUBLIC WITH 2.2 MILLION GOING HUNGRY, LIQUIDATIONS HAPPENING LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE, POVERTY FUELING MORE AND MORE STREET KIDS , NO WATER, YES, NO WATER, AS MUCH AS YOU WANT TO DENY THAT, THERE IS NO WATER IN THAT FOURTH WORLD!!!! NO ELECTRICITY, ZESA IS BROKE AND OWES MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS IN DEBT TO MOZA, SOUTH AFRICA, DRC AND STILL HAS DEBT TO ZAMBIA AS WELL. SALARY DISPUTES, THERE IS NO MONEY TO PAY A LOT OF PPLE THERE, GVT WORKERS AS WELL AS PRIVATE FIRMS ARE FEELING THIS, DILAPIDATED ROADS, POT HOLES EVERYWHERE, YES, BE IN DENIAL ALL YOU WANT, THAT HOLE IS IN A BIG HOLE. ITS A FAILED STATE WITHOUT A DOUBT, BUT ONLY THE INTELLIGENT AND SMART ONES WILL ONLY SEE THIS. THE BLIND, THE STUPID ,THE FOOLED, WILL SEE OTHER WISE.LIQUIDITY CRUNCH IS A RESULT OF YOUR OWN FAILURE TO ATTRACT INVESTMENT, THE BRITISH COULDNT GIVE TWO SHTS ABOUT YOU LOT, THEY WILL NEVER INVEST IN THAT SHT HOLE, ESPECIALLY WHEN MOZA, NAMIBIA , SA, BOTS , ZAMBIA ARE ALL VYING FOR THAT INVESTMENT AND ARE OFFERING BETTER INCENTIVES AND CONDITIONS.
            YOU SEEM SO INTIMIDATED BY ME USING CAPS ARENT YOU? ITS CALLED FREEDOM OF SPEECH YOUNG BOY, AND ITS CLEAR YOU HAVE NO SUBSTANCE, NO FACTS, SO ALL YOU CAN DO IS TO CLUTCH ON STRAWS BY COMMENTING ON SOMETHING AS TRIVIAL AS THAT. CAN YOU NOT READ CAPS PROPERLY? DO YOU SUFFER FROM SOME BLINDNESS IF I USE CAPS? DOES THAT NULLIFY THAT HOLLOW CAVE YOU CALL A”BRAIN” AND AUTOMATICALLY RENDER YOU A DOWN SYNDROME BECAUSE OF IT? KIDO, YOU ARE PATHETIC, ARGUE FACTS, THROWING CHEAP SHOTS LIKE THAT ALL PROVES YOU ARE A COWARD!
            NOW, A DOWN SYNDROME,(CAP FEARING) BRAIN DEAD NICUMPOOP SHT HEAD LIKE YOURSELF THAT WAS EXCRETED BY A HARLOT YOU CALL YOUR MOMMA NEEDS TO CRAWL BACK INTO THE HOLE IT CRAWLED OUT OF WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT! AND WHEN YOU ARE IN THAT HOLE, LOOK FOR YOUR MOMMA IF YOU CAN IDENTIFY HER FROM THE MASS OF HARLOTS IN THAT FOURTH WORLD ANS ASK HER, ” MUMMA,AM I REALLY A DOWN SYNDROME SHT HEAD THAT YOU POOPED OUT? WHY AM I SLOW? WHY AM I INTIMIDATED BY CAPS? WHERE IS MY PAPA? WHO IS MY PAPA? ARE ALL THOSE MEN WHO YOU WAVE DOWN AT NIGHT MY PAPAS? AM I NORMAL?” AND YOUR HARLOTTING MOMMA WILL SAY, ” OOO NHAMO, DONT ASK QUESTIONS YOU ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWERS TO. YOU ARE TOO SLOW TO UNDERSTAND YOU WERE A BIG MISTAKE THAT NEVER WAS MENT TO BE, I FAILED TO ABORT YOU AND THAT MISTAKE GREW AND GREW AND AFTER 9 MONTHS OF KACHASU HERE YOU ARE!! TO THIS DAY, YOU REDUCE YOURSELF TO NOTHING WITH THESE QUESTIONS.YOU ARE INDEED A NOBODY, A MISTAKE THAT WAS NEVER MENT TO BE. RATHER LEARN FROM THAT BAAS, WHO IS A ELECTRONIC ENGINEER IN AMSTERDAM WHO HAS MADE A LIFE FOR HERSELF. INSTEAD OF BEING THE NOBODY THAT YOU ARE, LEARN FROM HER AND MAYBE, JUST MAYBE YOU CAN BE SOMETHING MORE RELEVANT, MORE SIGNIFICANT, MORE EXISTING THAN WHAT YOU ARE, (NOT WHO YOU ARE) BUT WHAT YOU ARE YES! GOT YOUR ANSWER NOW? NOW SHOOO…I HAVE TO GET READY FOR FRIDAY NIGHT PAPA”- THE DOWN SYNDROME KNOWN AS NHAMO INENHARO, AKA “GUEST”

          • Guest

            HAHAHA of course the British don’t care for us, we don’t expect them to. We expect them to come in as equal partners not lovers. If they want to invest in Mozambique, Zambia, SA or Botswana let them, resources are finite after all, they only increase the value of ours as the others are reduced. Zim has the 2nd largest reserve of platinum and 25% of global diamond reserves, if the Brits don’t come, someone else will, you forget that with the rise of BRICS and other countries, the West is no longer the only investor as was a couple of decades ago. Money runs the world, not naive emotions my friend, we don’t care if the Brits care as long as they pay. But as evidenced by Brussels and Antwerp literally begging for Zim diamonds whilst we took them to Dubai, the west has lost out.

            For someone who doesn’t care for the “fourth world”, you have returned 3 days in a row to just prove how much you don’t care. You’ve devolved further into an incoherent tirade that I categorically debunked in my previous post, all you can resort to is repeating the same overused “fourth world”, “failed state” cry and insulting my mother.

            It’s a shame you have also resorted to insulting people with downs syndrome in an entire paragraph because you really have nothing of value to rely on or add. You accuse me of lacking facts but ironically your rant lacks even coherence let alone facts. But I’m not surprised, what else can I expect from a keyboard warrior hiding in Amsterdam as a “successful engineer”. You’re nothing but a coward, that’s why you trawl Zim sites insulting disabled and poor people because you don’t have anything going for you and you like to feel important. I bet you would never insult people with downs syndrome to their face but you get to feel like a big man by using caps lock and hiding behind your avatar.

          • Lady Gaga

            NOW YOU SAY THE BRITISH DONT CARE FOR YOU…WHY EVEN BOTHER MENTIONING THEM IF THEY DONT CARE ABOUT YOU? SHAME…YOU ARE INDEED PATHETIC.
            FYI, THE BRITISH ARE ALREADY INVESTING IN THOSE COUNTRIES I MENTIONED AND THATS DEFINITELY NOT INCREASING THE VALUE OF YOUR RAW MATERIALS BECAUSE 1, NOONE WILL BUY YOUR RAW MATERIALS AT INTERNATIONAL PRICES NO MATTER HOW HIGH THEY GET , THE ARABS , BEING THE ONLY ONES THAT WILL BUY YOUR STUFF, WILL BUY THEM AT MUCH MUCH LOWER PRICES THAN THEY ARE SELLING FOR INTERNATIONALLY. THEY HAVE THE LEVERAGE ON YOUR RAW MATERIALS AND YOU ARE THE BIGGEST LOSER AT THE END OF THE DAY.
            2. THEY ARE BEING SIPHONED OFF TO ROGUE GVTS AND “BUSINESSMEN” AND THESE BACK DOOR DEALS ARE ONLY ENRICHING YOUR THUGGERY GVT AND THESE ROGUE GVTS. IN NO WAY ARE YOU BENEFITING AND WITHOUT PROPER MINERAL POLICIES, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT AND EXPERTESE , YOUR RAW MATERIALS WILL JSUT ROT IN THE GROUND. IF THE INTERNATIONAL PRICES DIP, THEY COULD DIP SO LOW, IT WONT BE WORTH IT TO EXTRACT THEM OUT OF THAT AFRICAN SOIL, ESPECIALLY FOURTH WORLD ZIMBOLAND!
            SO KEEP FOOLING YOURSELF, KEEP TELLING YOURSELF YOU ARE WORTH SOMETHING TO THE WORLD, AS FAR AS THE CHINESE AND RUSSIANS ARE CONCERNED, YOU ARE JUST A CHEAP RAW MATERIAL FACTORY FOR THEM, ONCE YOU ARE WORTHLESS TO THEM THEY WILL JUST CHUK YOU INTO THE GARBAGE LIKE A USED CONDOM. THEY HAVE FUN WITH YOU AND ONCE THEY ARE DONE WITH YOU, YOU ARE GARBAGE. THATS ALL YOU FOURTH WORLDERS ARE TO THE BRICS, BUT YOUR EYES HAVENT YET OPENED UP TO THAT REALITY, SO TILL THEN……!
            LOOK HERE KIDO, I EXERCISE MY FREE SPEECH ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE. I DONT SHY AWAY FROM SPEAKING MY MIND AND I WILL EXPRESS IT TO THE FULLEST AND IN ANY WAY I SEE FIT, REGARDLESS OF HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT IT. IF YOU DISS ME, I WILL COME BACK AND DISS YOU THREE TIMES HARDER, IF YOU JUDGE ME OR MOCK ME, I WILL COME BACK TO JUDGE YOU AND MOCK YOU THREE TIMES HARDER. YOU BARKED ON THE WRONG TREE BARKO, I WILL UNRAVEL THUNDER AND LIGHTNING AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN UNTIL YOU SINK. SO REMEMBER THAT, I WILL NOT BACK DOWN, I WILL FIGHT YOU TILL I DEFEAT YOU!
            FYI, I HAVE NEVER MET A DOWN SYNDROME EVER, YOU ARE THE FIRST ONE AND YOU ARE THE FIRST AND LAST I WOULD LAUGH AND POKE FUN AT. YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE IN THIS WORLD THAT DESERVES TO BE TREATED WITH SUCH DISRESPECT BECAUSE YOU HAVE RESPECT FOR ANYONE, SO YOU GET WHATS COMING TO YOU.I DONT NEED TO POKE FUN AT A DOWN SYNDROME (NHAMO INENHARO AKA GUEST) TO FEEL IMPORTANT, BECAUSE IMPORTANT PEOPLE HAVE THE SUBSTANCE, THE CHARISMA, THE INTELLIGENCE, THE SUCCESS, THE WEALTH, THE ENERGY, THE BIG BRAINS TO DESERVE THAT TITLE OF BEING IMPORTANT. REALLY, WILL POKING FUN AT A DEFENCELESS AND USELESS THING LIKE YOURSELF BRING ME ANYTHING? WHAT MAKES YOU THAT SPECIAL? WHAT IS IT ABOUT A DOWN SYNDROME LIKE YOURSELF WORTH MY TIME AND MY LIFE? I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM TELLING YOU WHAT YOU ARE AND WHERE TO GO IN YOUR FACE INFRONT OF YOUR WHO EVER, BUT….WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT YOU THAT REQUIRES ME GIVING YOU THAT KIND OF ATTENTION? I DONT NEED TO HIDE BEHIND AN AVATAR TO TELL YOU WHAT YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU ARE MENT TO BE, I WILL TELL YOU SO IN ANY WAY AND IF CAPS INTIMIDATE YOU, THEN GOOD, THATS YOUR PERSONAL ISSUE THAT YOU CAN NEVER MAN UP TO.
            I LIVE A LIFE THAT MOST ENVY, THINK OF IT IN ANY WAY YOU WISH, IT DOESNT CHANGE THE DOWN SYNDROME THAT YOU ARE AND CERTAINLY DOESNT ADD ANY MORE RELEVANCE IN YOUR LIFE THAN WHAT EVER YOU ARE RIGHT NOW. SO KEEP TELLING YOURSELF ALL YOU WANT TO HEAR, WHAT MORE CAN A DOWN SYNDROME LIKE YOURSELF DO THAN DREAM DAY IN AND DAY OUT!
            YOU THINK YOUR EALIER POST ANSWERED ALL I LAID OUT TO YOU ABOUT YOUR FOURTH WORLD? ITS ALL IN YOUR HEAD A*HOLE, ITS ALL IN YOUR HEAD. THE PROOF IS ON THE GROUND, THE FACTS ARE ON THE GROUND, THE UN, THE WORLD BANK, THE IMF, (YES, THOSE WHITE OWNED INSTITUTIONS THAT LEND YOU MONEY FOR FREE!!) HAVE ALL POINTED OUT THE HARD FACTS I LAID OUT TO YOU. BUT HEY, LET A DOWN SYNDROME DREAM ON, IF YOU THINK YOU CAN GO TO THE MOON TOMORROW , THINK THAT. WHAT EVER MAKES YOU COMFORTABLE AND LEAVES A SMILE ON YOUR FACE.

          • Lady Gaga

            NOW YOU SAY THE BRITISH DONT CARE FOR YOU…LOL YOU ARE INDEED PATHETIC. THEN WHY BOTHER MENTIONING THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE THEN IF YOU KNOW VERY WELL THEY DONT GIVE TWO HOOTS ABOUT YOU?!
            I WILL TELL YOU THIS, THE WESTERN NATIONS ARE ALREADY IN INVESTING IN MOZA , SA, BOTS, NAMIBIA AND ZAMBIA . YOUR RAW MATERIALS, BEING THE FACT THEY ARE JUST THAT, ARE ONLY BEING BOUGHT BY ROGUE GVTS AND “BUSINESSMEN” WITH QUESTIONABLE REPUTATIONS AND THEY HAVE THE LEVERAGE AND CLOUT TO BUY YOUR STUFF AT PRICES THEY WISH TO SINCE NOONE ELSE WILL. YOU THINK WESTERN NATIONS HAVE LOST OUT BY YOU SUCKERS SELLING YOUR RAW STUFF TO DUBAI? LOL…YOU ARE A BIGGER DOWN SYNDROME FOOL THAN I EVER THOUGHT! THEY HAVE THE LEVERAGE TO NEGOTIATE PRICES MUCH MUCH LOWER THAN THE ASKING INTERNATIONAL PRICES!! YOU ARE BEING SCAMMED AND BOUGHT OUT FOR NOTHING, ZERO…BUT OFCOURSE I EXPECT A DOWN SYNDROME FOOL LIKE YOURSELF TO BE IN LOVE WITH THAT NOTION!!
            WESTERN NATIONS ARE STILL VERY MUCH IN THE GAME, MUCH MORE SO NOW THAN EVER. AND THOSE BRICS THAT YOU BOAST ABOUT NEED THE WESTERN NATIONS TO BUY THEIR MINERALS IN ORDER FOR THEM TO REMAIN RELEVANT. ITS JUST A “BLOC” WITH A NAME BUT STILL IN DIRE NEED OF BASIC REFORMS AND BASIC ECONOMICS. THEY THEMSELVES NEED WESTERN INVESTMENT AND FIGHT FOR IT EVERYDAY.
            ANOTHER THING, I DONT BACK DOWN FROM A FIGHT, IF YOU DISS ME, I WILL COME BACK AND DISS YOU THREE TIMES AS HARD, IF YOU CONFRONT ME WITH YOUR ARROGANCE AND STUPIDITY, I WILL CONFRONT YOU WITH VICIOUS THUNDER AND LIGHTNING, I WILL NOT HESITATE TO COME BACK AT YOU AND CHEW YOU OUT. I DONT GIVE A FLYING FK ABOUT THAT FOURTH WORLD, BUT I EXPECT A DOWN SYNDROME FOOL LIKE YOURSELF TO BELIEVE ANYTHING THAT FLIES BY YOU.I EXERCISE MY FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND I VIGOROUSLY DEFEND IT AND I WILL DO SO AT ANY WEBSITE I PLEASE. IF YOU CANT STAND THAT, I WILL TELL YOU OFF AND WILL TELL YOU RIGHT OFF UNTIL THAT SINKS INSIDE OF YOU! I WILL TAKE YOU ON AND WILL TAKE YOU TO HELL AND BACK IF I HAVE TO. YOU DONT INTIMIDATE ME FOOL, I WILL HAUNT YOU TILL YOU TURN BLUE.
            YOU HAVE BARKED ON THE WRONG TREE FOOL, I WILL TELL YOU OFF ON THIS SITE JUST LIKE I WOULD IF I WAS TO FACE YOU. I WILL HUMILIATE YOU INFRONT OF WHOEVER AND TELL YOU WHAT YOU AND WHERE TO GO.
            FYI, I HAVE NEVER COME ACROSS A DOWN SYNDROME MANIAC BEFORE, YOU ARE THE FIRST DERANGED ONE I HAVE HAD THE DISPLEASURE OF BUMPING INTO THIS WAY. YOU, YES, I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM, TAUNTING, LAUGHING, DENIGRADING, AND HARRASSING A DEGENERATE DOWN SYNDROME LIKE YOURSELF. YOU ARE PARTICULAR SPECIE, AND IT DOESNT BOTHER ME NOT EVEN FOR A MINUTE.
            ON THE OTHER HAND, WHAT WOULD I BENEFIT FROM BY LAUGHING AT DOWN SYNDROME PEOPLE? WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT A DOWN SYNDROME LIKE YOURSELF ANYWAY? WHAT IS IT ABOUT YOU THAT MAKES YOU THAT SPECIAL TO RECEIVE THAT KIND OF ATTENTION? FYI, IMPORTANT PERSONS LIKE MYSELF DONT BENEFIT ANYTHING FROM LAUGHING AT DEFENCELESS PEOPLE LIKE THAT, BECAUSE DEFENCELESS PEOPLE ARE NOT WORTH OUR TIME AND LIFE. WE ARE DRIVEN BY OUR OWN INTELLIGENCE, OUR VIGOUR, OUR BIG BRAINS, OUR SENSIBILITIES, OUR SMARTNESS, OUR TALENTS, OUR WEALTH, OUR RICHIES, OUR POWERFULLNESS. AN OVERGROWN KIDDO LIKE YOURSELF THAT POOPS IN HIS OWN PANTS TILL THIS DAY IS NOT WORTH MY TIME, MY EFFORT, MY LIFE! YOU ARE NOT WORTH ANYTHING THAT I WOULD NEED TO ELEVATE MYSELF WITH. YOU ARE JUST A LIABILITY AND AN EMBARRASMENT TO THE WORLD THATS ALL.
            I DONT EXPECT A DOWN SYDNROME REJECT LIKE YOURSELF TO COMPREHEND THAT IM A SUCCESSFUL ENGINEER! THATS ALMOST LIKE ME DISPUTING THAT YOU ARE AN EXISTING HUMAN BEING! YOU SEE THE COMPARISON?

          • Guest

            Hahaha! You’re still going on about this a week later? I really must have bruised your fragile ego. I’m really sorry, I didn’t know that it would lead to such a delusional caps rage tirade on your part, they seem to be getting longer and longer.

            Honestly, the only point I read was your first sentence, but to answer it, it’s irrelevant whether they or anyone cares, what matters is thatthey pay. I couldn’t care less what a Brit thinks haha. I’m not a toddler in primary school who wants to be loved. Anyway good luck with your engineering, I’ll stop reading and responding since it’s been a week and the natural life of the contention is over

          • Lady Gaga

            THE DOWN SYNDROME BRAIN DEAD JIGGABOO WONT LET THIS ONE GO EH? LOL A*HOLE, LIKE I TOLD YOU BEFORE(WELL NOT THAT I EXPECT A FAILED ABORTED DOWNER TO HAVE THE ABILITIES TO READ ANYWAY) I WILL SEND YOU TO HELL AND BACK, I WILL RESPOND BACK TO YOU AND HIT YOU HARDER UNTIL THIS SINKS IN. JIBBER ALL YOU WANT ABOUT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING YOU CAN JIBBER ABOUT, IT WONT CHANGE WHAT YOU, A DOWNER! A DOWNER THAT EVEN THAT HARLOTTING MAMA OF “YOURS” IS DISGUSTED BY.
            NOW,LETS TEST THOSE DOWNER CELLS AND SEE IF THEY ARE UP TO PAR TODAY. THE BRITS DONT GIVE TWO SHTS ABOUT YOU, AND THEY WONT INVEST INTO THAT DECAYING FOURTH WORLD. THATS THE WHOLE POINT, THEY WONT INVEST ANYTHING INTO A CHAOTIC, DEPRESSED, RUN DOWN BUMP POOP YARD YOU CALL A COUNTRY. ITS A LAWLESS PLACE WHERE CORRUPTION, STUPIDITY, HOOLIGANISM, ECONOMIC SUICIDAL POLICIES HAPPENS LEFT RIGHT AND CENTRE.
            A TODDLER IS TOO YOUNG TO BE IN PRIMARY SCHOOL, A TODDLER IS BETWEEN 2 TO 5 YRS OLD. LOL….YOU MUST BE THE WORST DOWNER THAT EVER LIVES ARENT YOU??EVEN A TODDLER KNOWS THIS, EVEN A GRADE ONE IN PRIMARY SCHOOL KNOWS THIS. IM SURE OTHER DOWNERS EVEN KNOW THIS. LOOOOOOOL!!!! SHAME….YOU ARE A SAD NUT CASE INDEED.

  • Kivalo

    Zimbabwe doesnt need coins at a national strategic level. Zimbabwe needs industry (including agriculture) to export not to worry about how people can conveniently spend coins on imports.