THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) effectively Wednesday introduced a new $50 note bearing the motif of legendary 19th Century spirit medium Mbuya Nehanda.
The bank note was issued through Statutory Instrument 196 of 2021Tuesday.
The note will carries a watermark with highlighted inscription “RBZ” and see-through of Zimbabwe Bird looking to the left in perfect register, as secondary features
“On the back side there shall be an impression of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the motif of Mbuya Nehanda, gold coloured iridescent band showing the denomination of the note and see-through of Zimbabwe Bird looking to the right,” Ncube said in the SI.
Social media has been awash with the images of the 50 bond note with many expressing displeasure over its release.
Below are the Twitter comments:
“😂 ED has to explain his union with Mbuya neHanda. Pfee zvavo pa mari. 😭🙌,” El Mango wrote.
“Mbuya Nehanda is going to fix the economy 👏,- Wellence Mujuru.
“🔴This $50 note won’t last long.
🔴It can’t immortalize Mbuya Nehanda because it will soon be worthless, if it isn’t already.
🔴To immortalize this brave woman, we must be true to the values she fought for, particularly an oppression-free society.
We need new leaders.🇿🇼”- Fadzayi Mahere.
“Personally, the Zimbabwean Bird will always come first than Mbuya Nehanda.” EL_GI_BOSS.
The RBZ believes the new notes will not trigger any inflationary pressures as they are being incepted against water tight regulatory safety nets.