It looks like we now need a new book of jokes starting with: How Long is the Zanu (PF) Learning Curve.
This is after the Economic Planning Minister Obert Mpofu said participants (potential investors) at an ADB regional planning meeting were telling him "what it is that makes them feel Zimbabwe is not attractive compared to other areas where they have invested in."
"Some are actually coming forward with very, very progressive views and they are giving precedences elsewhere and we are dealing with those issues,” said the chubby Minister who corruptly ruled over the looting of Zimbabwe's diamonds, and presided over the total collapse of Zimbabwe's roads and railways before being rewarded with the Economic Planning Ministry.
Local economist Godfrey Kanyenze, however hit the proverbial nail on the head when said in this VOA Interview that, for 15 years Zimbabwe accumulated arrears on her debt while isolated from the international community under the guise of Looking East.
Now even the Chinese are also insisting that they cannot just continue throwing good money after bad, and the Mpofus want to tell investors that all of a sudden Zanu (PF) can hear what they have been saying for over 20 years. They did not listen then because they were busy looting, and they cannot now because they need to loot more to maintain standards.
Kanyenze said, "In essence Zimbabwe’s economy is on its knees, simply because we have been arrogant, we have been refusing all along to re-engage the international community.
“But where we have reached now, especially with the economy and the Look East Policy, (a point) where the Chinese cannot give us money when everyone else knows we do not repay loans.”