Bloomberg Businessweek

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.

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