Let me tell you something. Zimbabwe is not a social democracy. Zimbabwe is not a republic. Zimbabwe isn’t even a dictatorship.
This country is a kleptocracy.
Men in power need money to maintain it. Men in power need money to extend it, that’s it, finish and klaar.
The same way pigeons need statues to shit on, politicians with unchecked power need to appropriate the levers of state for their own material gain; they need to loot the common wealth.
Kleptocracy, alternatively cleptocracy or kleptarchy, from Greek kleptes (thieves) and kratos (rule), is a term applied to a government that takes advantage of governmental corruption to extend the personal wealth and political power of government officials and the ruling class (collectively, kleptocrats), via the embezzlement of state funds at the expense of the wider population, sometimes without even the pretense of honest service.
The term means “rule by thieves”. Not an “official” form of government (such as democracy, republic, monarchy, theocracy) the term is a pejorative for governments perceived to have a particularly severe and systemic problem with the selfish misappropriation of public funds by those in power.
Hanzi the effects of a kleptocratic regime or government on a nation are typically adverse in regards to the faring of the state’s economy, political affairs and civil rights. Kleptocracy in government often vitiates prospects of foreign investment and drastically weakens the domestic market and cross-border trade.