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Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa is 'afraid of elections' - ex-minister

Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa is 'afraid of elections' - ex-minister Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa is 'afraid of elections' - ex-minister
Stacy Diaz | 13 January, 2018, 06:32

The initiative is meant to legitimize the ongoing political transition in Zimbabawe following the resignation of long-serving former president Robert Mugabe in November, 2017, at the insistence of the ruling Zanu PF party and the subsequent swearing in of Mnagagwa on Nov 24 as interim president.

Mrs Mugabe was personally capped by her husband and then-president Robert Mugabe, who was also the chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe.

"President Emmerson Mnangagwa awarded Charumbira for doing "a sterling job for Zimbabwe", party spokesman Simon Khaya Moyo told dpa".

Trade between Namibia and Zimbabwe generated only N$24 million (about US$1.9 million) in 2016, a situation that President Geingob said was unacceptable. If the world wants to be at odds with the popular will of the people of Zimbabwe, that is up to them. "The global conspiracy that supports a dictatorship that has come to power via the bullet is another story which will not be experienced by Zimbabweans for the first time".

"He (Mnangagwa) can't hold free and fair elections!"

"This is in part because our trade patterns have been aligned to service the requirements of former colonial powers and partly because many African countries essentially produce similar goods, mainly agricultural and mineral commodities", Geingob said in a statement delivered during the official opening of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair previous year. "They are feared because they associated with every atrocity that has happened", he said.

Mnangagwa was dismissed two days later and fled the country, only to return triumphant in the wake of the coup.

"Every right-thinking Zimbabwean would like to see the restoration of constitutionalism and legitimacy in Zimbabwe", he said.

Previously, Mrs Mugabe has defended her academic record, the BBC reported.