(London Daily Mail) Zimbabwe’s finance minister has taken a hard look at the cash strapped country’s bank accounts – and discovered it only has £138 and 34 pence left.

Tendai Biti made the announcement at press conference yesterday declaring: ‘Last week when we paid civil servants there was $217 in government coffers.’

Mr Biti went on to tell the shocked news reporters that they were individually likely to have healthier bank balances than the state’s.

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