Wife's just got back from Zim. Dollar's around 8200 to the pound (varies a bit, just depends on the weekly auctions - but it has all but killed the Black Market trade in Forex). Lots of government lackies diss'ing the BBC's Panorama programme on the "Green Bombers" (ZANU (PF) Youth League) Training camps and only indigenous Zimbabwean music on the radio!
The "chefs" are living it up and the povo are finding it hard to find anything to eat. The only ones eating are the bloody Termites eating our house and, if you're paid in the local "Zim-Kwacha", everything is still bloody expensive.
Petty theft, caused by poverty, is up so keep your hand on your wallet and stay clear of Harare's streets after dark. Talk politics in private and only with people you know - otherwise Zim's still a "lekker" place to be.