Figure known as ‘Crocodile’ set to replace Zimbabwe’s Mugabe

(The Brits staged this little coup and now the neoliberal technocrats from the International Crisis Group are already on the scene. By the way “British PM May says Mugabe’s resignation gives Zimbabwe a chance to be free” Neoliberalism STARTED in Britain with the London School of Economics and it migrated here via the University of Chicago School of Economics. Notice where this article is from)

from the Chicago Tribune

Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected as the new leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling political party and now poised to take over as the country’s president within hours, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, the newly resigned President Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa served for decades as Mugabe’s enforcer — a role that gave him a reputation for being astute, ruthless and effective at manipulating the levers of power. Among the population, he is more feared than popular, but he has strategically fostered a loyal support base within the military and security forces.

A leading government figure since Zimbabwe’s independence in 1980, he became vice president in 2014 and is so widely known as the “Crocodile” that his supporters are called Team Lacoste for the brand’s crocodile logo.

The 75-year-old “is smart and skillful, but will he be a panacea for Zimbabwe’s problems? Will he bring good governance and economic management? We’ll have to watch this space,” said Piers Pigou, southern Africa expert for the International Crisis Group…

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One Response

  1. Like Mugabe getting invited to the Obama WH, Croc will get an invite from Herr Trump for a big feast and photo-ops while back home, the looting continues.

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