ZIMBABWE has plunged into an unprecedented post-dollarisation financial crisis as stock of currency continues to dwindle amid a tightening liquidity crunch that has all but destroyed individuals, corporates and government’s capacity to honour their obligations. Since the country dollarised in 2009 by introducing a basket of hard currencies that included the United States dollar, the South African rand and the British pound — following the demise of the Zimbabwe dollar, which had succumbed to hyperinflation — the nation’s financial resource base has so critically thinned that both the public and private sectors are literally living from hand to mouth. Highlights of the crisis have been in the form of government pushing back salary dates for its increasingly restive 500 000-strong…