The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe ZIMBABWE’S international payments backlog has surged by over 200 percent to $570 million, from $186 million in May, central bank governor John Mangudya has said, as the country’s foreign exchange shortages intensify. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor last week told The Financial Gazette that he expected the situation to ease by mid-month as government begins drawing down on a $600 million nostro-stabilisation facility from the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank). The country which uses a basket of currencies including the United States dollar, South African rand and local bond notes, among others  is battling a foreign exchange shortage that appears to have worsened since the closure of the tobacco…