The elder Nyarota’s world-weary schadenfreude contrasts vividly with Ndlovu’s youthful exuberance.
Mnangagwa’s regime unlikely to clean up the fiscal mess because its principals continue to profit from Zimbabwe’s economic mayhem.
Angola’s Lourenço, Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa and South Africa’s Ramaphosa all made star turns at last week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, visibly signalling re-entry into the global community.
Zimbabwe has maintained the outward appearance of a multiparty democracy since independence in 1980. But it’s effectively been a one-party dictatorship.
It’s unrealistic to hope that either Angola or Zimbabwe will soon move from decades of repressive rule, but we
are witnessing the end of an era.
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