Erich Bloch dies


PROMINENT Bulawayo economic analyst Eric Bloch has died.

Bloch reportedly died on Saturday evening. He had been unwell for some time. Zimbabweans have taken to social networks to pay tribute to the commentator.

“He was a true Zimbabwean patriot who was always fair and spoke his mind boldly,” wrote former Education minister David Coltart.

Last year Bloch underwent an operation for an undisclosed ailment.

He sat on several company boards, including that of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

Bloch was a chartered accountant by profession but was widely known as an economic commentator.