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‘People believe there’s going to be a rapid economic turnaround’

16 November 2017 6:26 PM
Tags:
Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe
Land grabs
Zimbabwe Economy
Land
Land reform
Zimbabwean economy
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The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews independent Africa analyst Ronak Gopaldas.

People believe there’s going to be a rapid turnaround in the economy… but it doesn’t work like that…

Ronak Gopaldas

Zimbabwe’s average wealth per capita was $1600 in 1990, according to global market research group New World Wealth.

By the end of 2016 average wealth per capita dropped to $200.

Can Zimbabwe rebuild its economy?

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews independent Africa analyst Ronak Gopaldas.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

People have already started thinking about a post-Mugabe era.

Ronak Gopaldas

Any transition is going to be a bumpy one.

Ronak Gopaldas

In practice, it’s seldom the case [that military coups lead to democracy]… Once the Pandora’s box is open… the precedent is a very dangerous one.

Ronak Gopaldas

We need to temper expectations about what is possible.

Ronak Gopaldas

Any non-Mugabe administration will be more palatable in the eyes of the international [investor] community.

Ronak Gopaldas

We need a roadmap to credible elections…

Ronak Gopaldas

The state of the opposition is not great… I struggle to see a scenario where Zanu-PF is not the dominant party…

Ronak Gopaldas

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16 November 2017 6:26 PM
Tags:
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Robert Mugabe
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Land
Land reform
Zimbabwean economy
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