Zimbabweans were yesterday left wondering if the RBZ is now going to start processing “goat currency”. This was after President Robert Mugabe officially rubber stamped Primary and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora’s controversial proposals.
Speaking at the independence celebrations, Mugabe signaled his approval for Dokora’s reforms which include the processing of school fees using goats. “Regarding education, the Minister of Education made a speech yesterday in which he set out …. and these affect all levels of our primary and secondary education system. We hope these improvements will continue to be made and will be made across the country…” While it was not explicitly clear if the government will start taking goats as legal tender across other sectors, many Zimbabweans took to social networks to mock the state for this development.