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Zimbabwe Says 'Enough' to Bank Note Protest

Zimbabwe has condemned opposition activists for stamping protest messages on the country's bank notes.

Deputy Finance Minister David Chapfika warned Wednesday the government would punish those behind the vandalism.

No group has claimed responsibility for printing the words "enough" and "get up, stand up" on some bank notes found in circulation in Zimbabwe.

Last year, officials blamed an underground rights group known as "Enough" (Zvakwana) for a similar campaign in which messages were printed on condom packages.

Opposition groups say the government of President Robert Mugabe has launched a new crackdown ahead of key parliamentary elections due later this year.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and Reuters.