REPUTABLE and prominent Zimbabwean economist Eric Bloch has died.
Unconfirmed information reaching London is that the Bulawayo based economic passed away Friday evening.
A chartered accountant by profession, Bloch was a regular newspaper columnist who dedicated his life to analyzing Zimbabwe’s complex political and economic problems.
Late: Eric Bloch
Only last year in September he was hospitalized for an undisclosed ailment after falling sick for over two weeks.
Meanwhile, tributes continue to flow for the man who was also well known for his TV role as a quizmaster.
Former Education Minister in the 2009-2013 coalition government David Coltart said “I am very sorry to hear that Eric Bloch has passed away. He was a true #Zimbabwean patriot who was always fair and spoke his mind boldly.”
Leading hotelier and businessman Dr Shingi Munyeza tweeted “Farewell to one of my mentors, friend and a true and patriotic Zimbabwean #EricBloch. RIP.”