JOHANNESBURG - The impending demise of Zimbabwe mainstay president, Robert Mugabe has been largely on the back of economic hardship that has faced the country for more than a decade. By the year 2008 unemployment in Zimbabwe had risen to 94 percent.
Business Report spotted President of the Movement for Democratic Change, Morgan Tsvangirai, at the Da Vinci hotel in Sandton, however, declined to comment on the situation in Zimbabwe. Tsvangirai was seen as one of Mugabe's fiercest rivals in Zimbabwe.
Below is a chronological timeline of events that have led to the economic meltdown in Zimbabwe, a country that was once distinguished as the bread basket of Southern Africa.