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Dealers Driving Mercedes Hail Zimbabwe Dollar’s Demise

Benson Mahenya makes as much as $10,000 a month as he drives around Harare in a white Mercedes-Benz dealing in the five currencies that Zimbabwe recognizes as legal tender.

Selling South African rand to Harare’s car-part dealers, he receives dollars in return and uses them to buy euros from the city’s hotels. He then sells the European currency to liquor stores so they can import French and Portuguese wine.