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John Robertson, cutting-edge economist, dies at 85

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John Robertson, cutting-edge economist, dies at 85


One of Zimbabwe’s leading economist and commentator, John Robertson has died.

Robinson died this morning at his home in Harare after suffering a stroke several weeks ago.

Born 1937 in Bulawayo, Robertson trained at the Technical College and later became a technician with the Air Force, specialising in radio communications.

As a mature student, he enrolled  at the University of Rhodesia and obtained an honours degree in economics from London University.

John will be remembered as a fine economist who always supported his opinions and views with substantial research and statistics.

He is survived by two sons.Newsday.

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