Mugabe’s man wins
Emmerson Mnangagwa, once Robert Mugabe’s right-hand man and a fixture in Zimbabwean politics since independence, retains the presidency and promises a new beginning for the country.
THE FINAL RESULTS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL and parliamentary elections in Zimbabwe held on July 30 were on expected lines. Opinion polls conducted before the elections had predicted a narrow victory for the long-ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party and its presidential candidate, the 75-year-old Emmerson Mnangagwa. The opposition was not as united as it was when Zimbabwe went to the polls the last time around. Morgan Tsvangirai, who had led the main opposition party in the country, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), since the late 1990s, passed away earlier in the year. Opposition disunity was most visible during the contest to select his successor. Thokozani Khupe, a senior MDC figure, split
PRESIDENT EMMERSON MNANGAGWA Harare on August 13. during the Heroes Day commemorations held at the National Heroes Acre in