MIDDLE CLASS MEN AND ZIMBABWEAN POLITICS: A CASE OF SOCIAL COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS*.
The middle class has been a growing class within Africa over the past 10 years with growth
ranging from 4.4% to 6.2% owing to their growing economies. After a period of substantial
decline from the 1990s, there were signs of this being the process too in Zimbabwe following
the period after the signing of the Global Political Agreement between the warring parties,
Zanu PF and the MDC when the US dollar became the official trading currency. Since 2013,
this trend seems to be in reverse with the dramatic decline in the economy and the closing of
many companies and businesses, and the massive informalisation of the economy.