Don't expect the Crocodile to let democracy stand in his way

2018-08-08 11:10

We all know how Mugabe was ousted, and it was a good thing. He and his wife Grace ruined what used to be a prosperous country, causing 95% unemployment.

According to Mnangagwa, it wasn't a 'coup'. He had to be careful that SADC didn't intervene of course.

But now having gained power is the man allegedly responsible for the slaughter of 20 000 people of another tribe likely to give up his power?

What do the facts say? We can see the result in the news. The army called out to suppress dissidents. Live ammunition used. State machinery - such as the govt-run news channels - employed in a massive PR exercise to boost Zanu-PF.

Africa unfortunately has a long history of undemocratic despots. Nelson Mandela was a brilliant exception who saved South Africa from certain blood-bath.

But Mnangagwa? A very different story. It would appear very unlikely that a little thing like 'democracy' will stand in his way in his lust for power.

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