Posted: 21 August 2019
Zimbabwe’s rulers find themselves in a trap of their own making
Our Senior Analyst speaks to Bloomberg Businessweek on the major unrest in Zimbabwe as their currency devaluation slashes spending power by 90% since February of 2019.
Less than an hour earlier, a court had ruled the gathering illegal. “The desperation of most Zimbabweans means that future sustained protest movements are likely,” says Mathias Hindar, an analyst in London at Falanx Assynt, a risk consulting firm. “Continued brutal crackdowns will thus increase the risk of Zimbabwe reaching a tipping point, similar to movements in Sudan and Algeria, where sustained protest brought down entrenched regimes.”