The situation in Zimbabwe, where President Robert Mugabe is said to be under house arrest, is still unclear. But the events of the past 24 hours will have a long-lasting impact on the future of the country.
First, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, in sending troops on to the streets and detaining the nation’s 93-year-old leader, have stopped the ruinous factional fighting that had virtually halted policymaking within the Zanu-PF government.
The army has also stopped Mugabe from anointing his wife as successor – something most Zimbabweans simply could not accept. Next month Grace Mugabe was set to be appointed deputy to her husband, paving the way for a new dynasty within the ruling party.… Seguir leyendo »