Zim central bank asked to pay Mugabe monthly pension in cash


Expert Member
Aug 7, 2012
Zim central bank asked to pay Mugabe monthly pension in cash

Mariyawanda Nzuwah asked the central bank to pay Robert Mugabe’s pension pay-out of nearly $500,000 and his monthly pension of more than $13,000 in cash.

Zimbabwe’s cash crisis is still severe but one person who has no intention of queuing at the bank is former president Robert Mugabe.

Leaked documents show the central bank has been asked to pay his retirement package and monthly pension in cash, even though his government was blamed for creating the cash shortage.

The state-run Sunday Mail says it has seen a letter to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe from the head of the public service commission Mariyawanda Nzuwah.

In it, the official asks the central bank to pay Mugabe’s pension pay-out of nearly half a million US dollars and his monthly pension of more than $13,000 in cash.

The paper said that while he was still president, Mugabe was getting $20,000 in cash a month, despite biting cash shortages.

Zimbabwe’s banks remain very short of cash: clients have to queue for hours to withdraw as little as $20.


Honorary Master
Feb 1, 2008
No worries, just be sure to pay him in those "bond notes" that aren't worth shyte, but are really-worth-the-same-as-real-USD-we-pinky-swear ...


Executive Member
Apr 18, 2015
Make him queue, and have someone make sure he's always last in line, anyone who arrives after him gets to cut;)


Executive Member
Jul 5, 2009
Bwaaah: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46830960

Three people have appeared in court in Zimbabwe, accused of stealing a suitcase containing $150,000 (£117,600) of cash from the country's ousted president, Robert Mugabe.

The suspected thieves allegedly spent the money on cars, homes and animals.

A relative of the ex-president, Constantia Mugabe, is among the accused, government-owned media report.

She allegedly had keys to Mr Mugabe's rural home in Zvimba, near the capital Harare, and gave the others access.

The other suspects were employed as cleaners at the time of the theft, which allegedly happened sometime between 1 December and early January.


Honorary Master
Jul 5, 2010
AFAIK cash is king in Zim nowadays. Apparently the are guys dealing forex out of car boots in exchange for bank transfers at rip-off rates. i.e. You transfer $1000 into my bank account and I'll give you $750 in cash, and many actually take them up on it because the cash shortage is so severe.