ZIMBABWE AT SOCIO-POLITICAL CROSSROADS
The recent political crises in Zimbabwe led to the ouster of veteran revolutionary leader Robert Mugabe as a result of his move to sideline Emmerson Mnangagwa, his Vice-President and possible successor, and replacing him with his wife Mrs. Grace Mugabe.
it is evident from Mr. Mugabe peaceful resignation and a backdoor exit that a deal had been brokered which ensured him a safe passage . What is also evident is that Africa needs to start “putting nations first” and solve their matters under constitutional legality through a peaceful dialogue among themselves.
What is more important is that Zimbabwe comes out strong and unified as a result of these crises.
The people of Zimbabwe are at a political cross roads where their choice and decision today will have lasting implications on the future course of their country, and 2018 elections will provide them with that opportunity. It is also important that democratic institutions evolve and respect the wishes of people and are abiding of the constitutional law. However, ultimate stability and prosperity lies in better governance, free and fair election under a democratic ethos, welfare of the citizenry and the ability of Zimbabweans of solving their own problems.
[ > Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad – November 23, 2017 ]