Robert Mugabe, former strongman of Zimbabwe, dies aged 95
And good riddance.
Has anyone so totally screwed an economy?
Stalin did actually grow the Soviet one at gross cost. Mao never actually let one develop. Sure, German industry was a bit flat in 1945 but war and all that.
But to actually take an even modestly functioning economy and reduce it to the Stone Age? Perhaps Chavez and Maduro. But Mugabe did worse than the Castros which is a pretty hard target.
Nkrumah didn’t exactly do well in Ghana but even that wasn’t as bad as Zimbabwe.