For the first time in 37 years, Zimbabwe will have a new president because Robert Mugabe has resigned, saying that his decision was voluntary and being done to create a smooth transition of power.
Robert Mugabe appears to be doing like that Jeffrey Osborne song once again made famous by the New Edition biopic on BET—that is, “holding on”—despite the fact that members of his own party gave the 93-year-old president of Zimbabwe about a day to resign or be forced out.
When Bob Marley sang “I’n’I a-liberate Zimbabwe” in 1979, he was praising the efforts of freedom fighters like Robert Mugabe, a Zimbabwean revolutionary who was once jailed for fighting against colonial British rule.
In a surprise military takeover that is being described as not a coup, Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, has been confined to his home since the country’s military declared that it had taken over the country to target the “criminals” inside the Mugabe regime.
A young white American woman is finding her life held in the balance by an African dictator.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is a terrible person. He’s stolen elections, he’s bankrupted the country’s economy, he’s murdered citizens and his wife beats models with extension cords (???), and the world will be a better place when he’s dead. (Speaking of which, he’s 93 years old, but don’t allow that to give…