Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe and the verdict of history (2)

Robert Mugabe and the verdict of history (2)

Economic sanctions and economic mismanagement, in addition to poor governance, heightened the social and political crisis in Zimbabwe. The struggle for democracy reached a crisis point that led to South Africa brokering a fragile peace. This led to a national unity government with Mugabe as President and Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change, MDC, as Prime Minister during 2009-2013. But it was not to last. The old fox bade his time until he could outmanoeuvre his enemies and reconsolidate absolute power.
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‘Power is not sexually transmitted’

‘Power is not sexually transmitted’

Even as he grew older and fell asleep on his feet, he showed no slight awareness of what Gerry Adams, who steps down next year after 34 years as leader of Sinn Feinn, has identified as a mark of true leadership: knowledge of when to quit