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Endgame for Mugabe

Tuesday, November 21st, Robert Mugabe finally brought the curtain down on his political life by presenting his resignation letter. At the age of 93 and after 37 years at the head of Zimbabwe, President Mugabe had announced the day before a meeting of Ministers, as if he tried to ignore what had happened on Wednesday, November 15, when the army took the control of the capital.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, “The Crocodile”, the former Vice President, dismissed from office on November 6th and who discreetly left the country, is already back and ready to become the next President. He was Mugabe’s right-hand man, together they fought the Independence war, and was deposed from power by Grace Mugabe, the First Lady who wanted to succeed her husband. No doubt his good relations with the military and Zanu-PF party officials, in power, helped Mnangagwa to make this spectacular turn of events.

If Mugabe’s departure was celebrated on the streets of the country, we must not forget that his successor was behind the terrible repression against the opposition. A delicate transition opens this new act in the history of Zimbabwe.

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

  • Brandan (Afrique du Sud / South Africa), Business Day
    Endgame for Mugabe - Brandan (Afrique du Sud / South Africa), Business Day
  • Rayma (Venezuela)
    Endgame for Mugabe - Rayma (Venezuela)
  • Riber (Suède / Sweden), Sydsvenskan
    Endgame for Mugabe - Riber (Suède / Sweden), Sydsvenskan
  • Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico)
    Endgame for Mugabe - Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico)
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), De Groene Amsterdammer
    Endgame for Mugabe - Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), De Groene Amsterdammer
  • Gado (Kenya)
    Endgame for Mugabe - Gado (Kenya)
  • Emad Hajjaj (Jordanie / Jordan), Al Araby UK
    Endgame for Mugabe - Emad Hajjaj (Jordanie / Jordan), Al Araby UK
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
    Endgame for Mugabe - Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
  • Glez (Burkina Faso), This is Africa
    Endgame for Mugabe - Glez (Burkina Faso), This is Africa
  • Tayo (Nigéria / Nigeria)
    Endgame for Mugabe - Tayo (Nigéria / Nigeria)
  • Victor Ndula (Kenya), The Star
    Endgame for Mugabe - Victor Ndula (Kenya), The Star
  • Roar Hagen (Norvège / Norway), Verdens Gang
    Endgame for Mugabe - Roar Hagen (Norvège / Norway), Verdens Gang
  • Brandan (Afrique du Sud / South Africa), Business Day
  • Rayma (Venezuela)
  • Riber (Suède / Sweden), Sydsvenskan
  • Antonio Rodríguez (Mexique / Mexico)
  • Joep Bertrams (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), De Groene Amsterdammer
  • Gado (Kenya)
  • Emad Hajjaj (Jordanie / Jordan), Al Araby UK
  • Tjeerd Royaards (Pays-Bas / The Netherlands), Cartoon Movement
  • Glez (Burkina Faso), This is Africa
  • Tayo (Nigéria / Nigeria)
  • Victor Ndula (Kenya), The Star
  • Roar Hagen (Norvège / Norway), Verdens Gang