Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Has Masisi become Mnangagwa’s “useful idiot?”

A totally new flank has opened up.

And the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change’s madigelatlhobo will find it a bridge too far to cross.

Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe is an isolated old man.

His country is now far worse than a basket case.

A long time ago his country stopped using its own currency because inflation had rendered the bank bills more worthless than the paper they were printed on.

His country is under sanctions from the West.

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