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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