US planking down $475,000 to build border wall… in Zimbabwe, report claims

US planking down $475,000 to build border wall… in Zimbabwe, report claims
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The United States is spending $475,000 to help restore the stone walls of an 11th century fortress at Great Zimbabwe, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Just a few days after the US Supreme Court ruled that President Donald Trump’s administration can redirect $2.5 billion in congressionally approved funds to proceed with the construction of the barrier structure along the US-Mexico border, a Bloomberg report suggests that there’s another wall Washington is funding – and it’s much farther south.

The Great Zimbabwe Museum reportedly received the money from the US Ambassadors’ Fund for Cultural Preservation, with much of the funding being allocated to keep out an “Illegal alien” from the West Indies known as lantana camara weed.

The grant will help fund efforts to stop the invasive plant from growing through the wall and destroying the ancient stones.

“All this is funded under the fund from the US ambassador”, Lovemore Nyandima, a regional director for the Great Zimbabwe Museum, said.

The US Embassy in Harare has yet to comment on the claims.

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