Mugabe To Spend Zimbabwe’s Last $217 On Channel 9 Cricket Memorabilia

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has invested his country’s remaining bank balance – $217 – into a “Steve Waugh: Twin Tons at Old Trafford” limited edition print.

A spokesman for Mr Mugabe said the purchase was a savvy investment as it was likely to devalue at “only about half the rate of the Zimbabwean currency”.

Unfortunately the money only stretched far enough for the un-framed version of the print, but the spokesman said they would buy the frame at a later date “when funds allowed”.

Channel 9 commentator Mark Nicholas said the purchase was a sign that the 2005 limited edition release was “selling fast”.

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