The 'Zimbabwe effect' takes toll on currency

The 'Zimbabwe effect' takes toll on currency - Central bank governor Linah Mohohlo says Botswana's profile has been rocked thanks to its proximity to political turmoil.

Linah Mohohlo, the governor of Botswana's central bank, has Zimbabwe much on her mind. Political violence and land invasions in Botswana's neighbour have put pressure on regional currencies and capital flows as investment sentiment in southern Africa softens.

The pula, traditionally the strongest currency in the region, has not