Zimbabwe banks hit by Christmas cash crunch
24 December 2013 Last updated at 16:19 GMT
Some banks in Zimbabwe are running short of money and limiting withdrawals.
The crisis has had a domino effect with retail shops reporting a significant drop in business in the run-up to Christmas.
Thousands are staring at a bleak festive season after failing to access cash at the banks.
BBC Africa's Brian Hungwe reports from Harare.
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