IMF: Zimbabwe's economic collapse accelerating

Zimbabwe's economic collapse is likely to accelerate with inflation passing 5,000 percent by year-end, a senior IMF official said in an interview Sunday 18 March.

International Monetary Fund Africa director Abdoulaye Bio-Tchane said Zimbabwe's government had shown little sign of coming to grips with its mounting economic problems, promising more hardships amid sharply rising political tensions.

"It depends on how much the people in the country can take," Bio-Tchane told Reuters in the interview