President Robert Mugabe has said that Zimbabwe is the most highly developed country in Africa after South Africa, News24 reports.
He made the comments during a panel discussion about fragile states at the World Economic Forum meeting in Durban.
Mr Mugabe was challenged by the panel chair Anton du Plessis about whether Zimbabwe was a fragile state.
A journalist at the meeting has been tweeting the president’s response:
He then went on to detail Zimbabwe’s achievements:
Zimbabwe is currently experiencing a cash shortage due to a lack of US dollar notes – one of the country’s official currencies.
A recent World Bank report said that while growth in 2016 was low at 0.4% it is predicted to grow by 3.8% this year.
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