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President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe and President Cyril Ramaphiosa of South Africa in 2018. GCIS

Repression in Zimbabwe exposes South Africa’s weakness

The time is long past that Pretoria's admonitions of bad behaviour by Zimbabwe's leaders are backed by a credible threat of sanction and punishment.
Zimbabwe’s President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa was Robert Mugabe’s vice president and enforcer. Retuers/Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe’s coup did not create democracy from dictatorship

Violence and uncertainty has followed Zimbabwe's first modern election without Robert Mugabe. That's not surprising: After 38 years of dictatorship, it takes more than a vote to build democracy.

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