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Pictures: When Zimbabwe’s rich get richer

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The gap between the rich and poor continues to widen in Zimbabwe.

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The Zimstat Poverty, Income, Consumption and Expenditure Survey of 2011-2012 states that over 60% of Zimbabweans are living in abject poverty while the few that are employed earn below the poverty datum line.

Phillip Chiyangwa in one of his posh cars in Harare.
Phillip Chiyangwa in one of his posh cars in Harare.

Most ordinary Zimbabweans in urban areas are supposedly surviving on average on US$1 per day.

This is in sharp contrast to the life that some Harare residents live. Flamboyant Harare businessman Philip Chiyangwa recently acquired a new limousine that costs US$500 000.

A worker washes the new Hammer limousine purchased for US$500 000 that Phillip Chiyangwa recently bought.
A worker washes the new H2 Hummer limousine purchased for US$500 000 that Phillip Chiyangwa recently bought.

Responding about his recent addition to a fleet of luxury cars, Chiyangwa said that Zimbabweans need to respond to international developments and live up to the times. With the current harsh economic times many Zimbabweans are experiencing, living up to the ‘’times’’ will remain a dream for many.

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