The Mnangagwa regime's coercive acts are a continuation of the violence and brutality of the Mugabe era, while he seeks global re-engagement and selective national dialogue.
The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the southern African region and on the continent.
It's the final lap before Zimbabwe's first election since the fall of Robert Mugabe. The jury is out on who will win the presidency.
Robert Mugabe's rule in Zimbabwe is over. But the country's road to democracy remains a bumpy one as Zanu-PF, the new president and the military go about entrenching power.
Zimbabweans have every right to celebrate the end of Robert Mugabe's long and disastrous reign, but they would be wrong to assume that this is the end of their political problems.
The coup in Zimbabwe means Mugabe’s long and disastrous presidency is finally over. The questions that remain are the precise details and mechanics of the deal which secures his departure.