The Central Bank of Zimbabwe will start distributing the new banknotes on Monday. The intention is to ease the severe cash shortage in a deepening economic crisis.
The new two and five dollar notes are expected to increase the overall money supply. It also marks the return of the Zimbabwe dollar. In June the central bank banned the US dollar. It is feared that the circulation of the new notes will increase inflation.
With the introduction of the local currency, inflation is in triple figures.