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The cost of living in Zimbabwe is spiraling out of control.

Inflation is unpredictable and almost vertical, a loaf of bread costs two weeks' wages, medicines are out of the question and rents are prohibitive.

Adam Fowler exposes the dilemmas facing pensioners on fixed incomes that are now worthless who feel some allegiance to Britain but who have been left behind by Mugabe's Zimbabwe.

Talking both to those who have been able to move to Britain, and those who are virtually financial prisoners in Zimbabwe, he assesses the financial and emotional cost of these men and women's retirement - planned for and paid for - that has gone topsy turvey through no fault of their own.

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20050915

The cost of living in Zimbabwe is spiraling out of control.

Inflation is unpredictable and almost vertical, a loaf of bread costs two weeks' wages, medicines are out of the question and rents are prohibitive.

Adam Fowler exposes the dilemmas facing pensioners on fixed incomes that are now worthless who feel some allegiance to Britain but who have been left behind by Mugabe's Zimbabwe.

Talking both to those who have been able to move to Britain, and those who are virtually financial prisoners in Zimbabwe, he assesses the financial and emotional cost of these men and women's retirement - planned for and paid for - that has gone topsy turvey through no fault of their own.

20050915

The cost of living in Zimbabwe is spiraling out of control.

Inflation is unpredictable and almost vertical, a loaf of bread costs two weeks' wages, medicines are out of the question and rents are prohibitive.

Adam Fowler exposes the dilemmas facing pensioners on fixed incomes that are now worthless who feel some allegiance to Britain but who have been left behind by Mugabe's Zimbabwe.

Talking both to those who have been able to move to Britain, and those who are virtually financial prisoners in Zimbabwe, he assesses the financial and emotional cost of these men and women's retirement - planned for and paid for - that has gone topsy turvey through no fault of their own.