It is a reversal of the public mood of just 16 months ago‚ when the fall of former ruler Robert Mugabe in November 2017 was met with jubilation. Citizens living abroad at the time‚ for the first time in nearly two decades‚ contemplated returning home after Mugabe’s fall. But some of those who responded swiftly to Emmerson Mnangagwa’s call to return and help rebuild the country this week expressed regret over the hasty decision. They are now looking for a way out. Inflation is at its highest in nearly a decade‚ at 42%‚ and fuel in the country is one of the world’s most expensive. Bread is in short supply‚ while soft drink Coca-Cola is rare‚ and most goods and services are pegged in US dollars. Thamani Ncube‚ a banker by profession‚ was based in Canada before he returned last year‚ and is now struggling to keep up with his new economic reality. Ncube had high hopes of starting a trucking business at home. Taking a risk‚ he wanted to be on the ground to start his new business and threw...

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