(DAILYMAIL) — 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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'The government finances are in paralysis state at the present moment', Mr Biti admitted.