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What Next for Zimbabwe?

Robert Mugabe stepped down as President of Zimbabwe after pressure from the Zimbabwean army and parliament. Mugabe was a popular leader, but his reign was marked by brutal suppression, ethnic and racial violence, and widespread corruption. The new President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was with Mugabe throughout, promises to provide an alternative future for Zimbabwe.

“Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans,” thundered Robert Gabriel Mugabe to the CNN correspondent in an interview in 2009. He was speaking of the travails inflicted on the White farming community who had undoubtedly made Zimbabwe a very prosperous agricultural entity in Africa, but whose time, he believed, had come to depart. He was aware that Black Zimbabweans had suffered immensely as far as the land issue was concerned. Mugabe felt no remorse for the brutal killing of some prominent White farmers by the so-called war veterans, who formed part of the mafia organised by the unemployed ragtag youngsters and who were paid handsomely for their brutal acts.

Zimbabwe’s Destiny Maker?

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