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Is it time to invest in Zimbabwe?

It is almost 20 years since I first visited Zimbabwe. I recall there was a lot of angst among business people about the antics of president Mugabe at that time. Even then, his tenure was seen as unsustainable. Yet, he persisted to become one of the longest serving and oldest heads of state in the world.

Is it time to invest in Zimbabwe?  Is it time to invest in Zimbabwe?  Is it time to invest in Zimbabwe?  Is it time to invest in Zimbabwe?  Is it time to invest in Zimbabwe?

Robert Mugabe held onto power for 37 years

In the years since, I've spent many years involved in southern African mining and exploration as a corporate executive, either visiting the region or being located there as an expatriate. Time and again, I have seen that the local view on Mugabe, and politics in general, is quite different from the picture painted by major international news outlets. 

 

The news that president Mugabe has been deposed is a...