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.
Zimbabwe has maintained the outward appearance of a multiparty democracy since independence in 1980. But it’s effectively been a one-party dictatorship.
Zimbabwe’s war veterans are no angels. As Mugabe’s attack dogs, they represented one of the worst faces of the country’s politics
Dictatorship degrades everyone – especially insiders who benefit from privilege and access to state power. The cost of winning is clearly written in the body language of oppressors, if you know where to look
However Mugabe, who has been in power for 36 years and is one of Africa’s longest-ruling leaders, looked off-colour, was wobbly, and drained
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