Mugabe backs RBZ's Gono

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono has become so unpopular that some ruling party officials want him dead, President Robert Mugabe was quoted as saying in the Herald newspaper on Wednesday 26 July.

Mugabe said Gono's controversial monetary policies, including a fixed exchange rate, stringent anti-graft measures and large-scale printing of money, had annoyed some people so much that they wanted to send him to the next world, the state-controlled newspaper said.

"Gono, there are some