Zimbabwe is going through delicate and sensitive era..Rumors had widely circulated that the Zimbabwean controversial leader was dead. On his return from a recent trip, Mugabe dealt with those rumors head-on. “Yes, I was dead; it’s true I was dead.
The Old Dictator, Mugabe ” Yes I Died, But Now Am Resurrected”
I resurrected as I always do. Once I get back to my country I am real,” he told assembled reporters. But the president is 92 and, inevitably, someone will eventually take his place in power. Here is a short list, by no means comprehensive, of some people you should be watching.
Emmerson Mnangagwa Emmerson Mnangagwa is Zimbabwe’s co-Vice President, justice minister, and one of the most powerful figures in the country. Nicknamed “The Crocodile” for his political cunning and also, perhaps, for the name of the guerrilla group he helped lead during the fight for independence, Mnangagwa.
(CNN)At 92, Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe for longer than most Zimbabweans have been alive, taking office in 1980 after a brutal war and negotiated peace deal.
In his early years in power, Mugabe was hailed as a visionary leader who reconciled with former colonial rulers and promoted one of the most impressive education systems on the continent.
But he has since presided over an economic meltdown, violent suppression of dissent, and a regime frequently accused of corruption, and suppressing human rights.
Our take today is “who is the next eligible leader of this great country?