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The November Nonsense

By Ndaba Sibanda

The November Nonsense

Rewind to that dreadful time of reeling and writhing
The time when citizens nicknamed the mineral-rich country
Nyakanyaka -- for hold your breath for this piece of a poser --
Inflation was estimated be raging at 79.6 billion percent! Folly!
The height of hyperinflation happened in mid-November 2008

A 150 percent hike in fuel prices sparked a humanitarian crisis
And an outrage as poor citizens rioted amid a brutal crackdown
Marked by an internet shutdown, killings and torture and arrests
For thanks to November 2017 an old cold guff bore new garbs
The country has the world's most expensive petrol! Unamusing!

Article © Ndaba Sibanda. All rights reserved.
Published on 2019-02-04
Image(s) are public domain.
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