Aside from the human rights abuses he has perpetrated, Zimbabwe’s president Mugabe has ensured that his country’s economy is shrinking faster than almost any other in the world (the latest number I could get my hands on was 2000, when its GDP per capita growth rate was minus 6 percent).
In my view, John Howard has been pretty good on this issue. But the South African government has been appallingly slow to act, probably only outdone in moral culpability by the truly abysmal gents at the International Cricket Council.
Update: Mike kindly tracked down data (he provides sources in the comments section), indicating that Zimbabwe’s GDP growth rate in 2003 was -13.6%. For those who don’t like GDP as a measure of wellbeing, its ranking for happiness and life satisfaction is almost as bad. In the 1995-2000 World Values Surveys, Zimbabwe ranked 69th out of 77 countries for happiness, and 77th out of 78 for life satisfaction.