The politics which fuels Zimbabwe’s economic vulnerability

Zimbabwe's mining sector is one of the most promising (photo:dpa)
Zimbabwe's mining sector is one of the most promising (photo:dpa)

The main obstacles to sustained economic growth in Zimbabwe are largely judged to be non-economic. The politics of President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party have dominated life in Zimbabwe for the past 30 years and are widely said to have contributed to its economic vulnerability. They are still likely to do so in the short term. But the forthcoming elections set for July 31, 2013, will be of interest, not just to Zimbabweans, but to investors who will be able to judge which direction Zimbabwe is likely to take in the mid and long term.

<i>Zimbabwe has been described as the ‘world`s breadbasket’ because of its agricultural and mineral riches. It is also located in one of the...

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