# Gono explains decision to renege on note change

Gideon Gono, the governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, has blamed the weather for backtracking on plans to take the Z$200,000 ($6.67) note out of circulation.

The Reserve Bank said it would withdraw the note at the end of 2007 on 20 December. But Gono said that the central bank had re-instated and extended legal tender status of the note after he was "inundated with country-wide unanimous calls" to extend its lifespan.

These calls, he said, "principally arose from the unexpected adverse i

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