Zim’s This Flag movement releases its own new bond notes

#ThisFlag suggests that if the government can print paper and give it a value, so can citizens.

These fake notes are in denominations of 1 to a hundred, and feature caricatures of the ruling party’s leading lights, including President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. Picture: @PastorEvanLive.

HARARE - The This Flag protest movement in Zimbabwe has come up with its own tongue-in-cheek version of bond notes, the new currency due to be released next month.

Pastor Evan Mawarire is urging supporters to print out the notes and pay traffic fines and government officials with them.

They're called 'Bond Nots', and they're a spoof version of the Bond Notes the government plans to release next month.

On Facebook, #ThisFlag suggests that if the government can print paper and give it a value, so can citizens.

These fake notes are in denominations of 1 to 100, and feature caricatures of the ruling party's leading lights, including President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace.

On the back of each note are the words: 36 years of corruption.

Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is quoted in the press today as saying the bond notes will definitely be brought in because Zimbabwe needs to control its currency