(CNN)The new president of Zimbabwe is called “The Crocodile.” Crocodiles are feared and respected in Africa, where the reptile patiently waits for its prey, half-hidden in the brown waters of the bushveld. An impala, a zebra or even a massive kudu knows that when they come to drink at a waterhole, the “garwe” might pounce. The crocodile, like Emmerson Mnangagwa, bides his time and is swift in his execution.
Johannesburg – A survivor of atrocities committed by former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s regime, has called for a truth and reconciliation commission instead of jailing the former long time ruler.
No matter what one might characterise what transpired in Zimbabwe over the past week – a coup, not a coup, or a ‘smart coup’ – there is one thing for sure…this was not, by any stretch of the imagination, a revolution.