Mnangagwa is no born-again democrat. He was Mugabe’s hatchet man for 37 years, and now half of the country’s US$10 billion domestic debt has been run up under his administration.
Known to his fans as Tuku, he was a cultural icon. His aura and presence had a global resonance with fans around the world, yet the man remained humble and magnanimous.
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.
Nearly all of Africa has opposition parties – which is more than can be said for China. While opposition leaders face intimidation, their troubles are minor in comparison to the deadly retribution meted out in Russia