Mnangagwa 'will reach out to Britain'

Mnangagwa 'will reach out to Britain'
Published: 20 November 2017 (337 Views)
The British Africa minister Rory Stewart predicts that Zimbabwe's successor will be "reaching out" to Britain and to others "because he will want legitimacy and he will also want support to get Zimbabwe off the ground".

An MP from the governing Zanu-PF has said "it's unfair" to call Emmerson Mnangagwa a dictator.

It has been an open secret in Zimbabwe for many years that Mr Mnangagwa wanted to succeed Robert Mugabe as president.

But his past has also been criticised.

MP Terence Mukupe was speaking to the BBC's Today programme.


Mr Mnangagwa was the spy chief during the 1980s civil war in which thousands of civilians were killed.

He has however denied any role in the massacres, blaming the army.

Mr Mnangagwa's sacking two weeks ago as the vice-president prompted the army to take the unprecedented move to take control of the country.


- bbc

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