Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti Photo: Manuel Toledo, BBC Africa
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Zimbabwe 'had $217 in account'

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said that the country only had $217 (£138) left in its public account last week after paying civil servants.

That is $217, not $217m or $217bn. However, he said that the following day some $30m of revenue had been paid in.

Mr Biti told BBC Africa's Lewis Machipisa that his comments had been taken out of context.

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  • 30 Jan 2013
  • From the section Africa