Mnangagwa: A biblical Saul-turned-Paul?

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On the swearing-in ceremony of Zimbabwe’s second President, Emmerson Mnangagwa following the military-aided collapse of the 37-year Robert Mugabe rule, which ended this week Tuesday with his forced resignation, Mmegi Staff Writer, RYDER GABATHUSE & Correspondent, SIKI MOTSHWARI JOHANNESS look at what Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the international community did not do to help a desperate member, Zimbabwe. They further point out that Mnangagwa, the former Mugabe’s blue-eyed boy has a challenge to prove that he is a Biblical Saul-turned-Paul

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has hitherto been Africa’s beacon of hope, peace and tranquility.

Military coups were unknown. Only Lesotho appeared to be the sick man of southern Africa. Zimbabwe has been on the news for all the wrong reasons for a very long time, but there was every indication the country will resolve its political troubles through the ballot box.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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