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Vol 58 No 23

Published 17th November 2017


Zimbabwe

Mugabe drops the crocodile

The sacking of the regime's veteran enforcer Emmerson Mnangagwa from the vice presidency has started the endgame

By throwing out Emmerson Mnangagwa from the Vice Presidency and the ruling party, President Robert Mugabe is testing his grip on the security services as the regime faces another economic meltdown over the next six months. Mnangagwa and his allies are aware of Mugabe's declining ability to pay for the loyalty of the soldiers and police that keep him in power as the spectre of another bout of hyperinflation looms.

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