JayKaos wrote: »
Some of the things I've seen are basically saying that this is the military trying to set themselves up as basically mugabe's heirs (and resisting his attempts to set his wife up as such) so not much of a step up.
Mr. Mnangagwa, whose nickname is the Crocodile, has been the leader of a rival faction called Team Lacoste. People close to him in Mr. Mugabe’s government were considered moderates open to reconciliation with Western governments and international creditors. Zimbabwe became politically isolated after Mr. Mugabe ordered the invasion of white-owned farms in the early 2000s.
But Mr. Mnangagwa has a longstanding reputation as a sometimes brutal ally of Mr. Mugabe. He is believed to have played a key role in the Gukurahundi massacres of the Ndebele ethnic group in the 1980s.
“He represents to many of us the very pathology of anti-democratic tendencies in ZANU-PF,” said Ibbo Mandaza, an academic and businessman active in opposition politics. “There is a naïve expectation that anybody other than Robert Mugabe will be better. But a military coup is bad news.”
If recent history has taught us anything, though, things can always get worse
I've seen that they basically are competing with his wife over who gets to be in charge
yeah I'm not sure this is going to be much better
It's a shame how much potential was squandered in Rhodesia, but I guess we can't all be Botswana