Robert Mugabe has been the leader of Zimbabwe as extended as there has been a Zimbabwe. Getting when proclaimed that “only God will take away me,” he resigned as president on Tuesday right after practically four decades in power.
Will he be remembered as a tyrant, or as a hero?
On today’s episode:
• After lawmakers began impeachment proceedings, Robert Mugabe stated he was stepping down “with quick effect” for “the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and the require for a peaceful transfer of energy.”
• Mr. Mugabe’s rule was largely stripped of power within a few days. The chain of events leading to his fall began with firing a vice president.
• Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president, is poised to turn into Zimbabwe’s new leader. Officials and observers of his rise to power say he shares some of Mr. Mugabe’s traits: He is power-hungry, corrupt and a master of repression.
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Published at Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:16:58 +0000