Bloch passes on

Eric Bloch, one of Zimbabwe’s leading economists, has passed away.

Reports indicate that he passed away on Friday after battling with illness for close to a year.

During this time, Bloch, who was based in Bulawayo, was on bed rest.

In interviews with him over time, he complained that he was taking too long to recuperate but hoped that he would recover soon.

When The Zimbabwean called him recently, he complained of backache, adding that he was on medication.

It could not be immediately established what ailment he was suffering from.

Bloch, a chartered accountant by profession, was a respected economic analyst and was at one time an advisor to the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ).

His wife, Baileh, passed away in 2011.

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