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"grace mugabe" Discussed on Real Dictators
"The speaker reads it out and Mugabe has finally stepped down. I assume to avoid the humiliation of being impeached. At long last, the time has finally come to pop the champagne. The celebrations begin in parliament. Even the G 40 MPs are soon on their feet, along with the rest of the house. After decades of dictatorship under Mugabe, it's a moment the tastes like freedom. But for the north gate plotters, who helped bring about this extraordinary turn of events, the story still isn't over. Gabriel Schumer spends the rest of the day with Casper and a couple of his intelligence colleagues, toasting the success of their operation. The following morning, more than a little worse for wear, the three men set off on a celebratory road trip. But what they don't know is they're being followed. Gabriel was on a hit list look as of his activism decades before. They're being followed by intelligence operatives who know that these are the guys who have been part of this whole operation in Johannesburg and they end up getting stopped on a road the following day in the suburbs south of Ferrari. Gabriel escapes Casper's arrested and tortured for several days and they want to find out who else is involved. They can track them down. And it actually takes the return of when a gag a day or two later before he's finally released. On November 24th, 2017. Less than three weeks after his frantic scramble across the Mozambique border. The crocodile Emerson men and gagua becomes Zimbabwe's second post independence leader. In his inaugural address, he has nothing but kind words for his predecessor. Robert Mugabe, he says, is the only surviving founding father of our nation. Seemingly forgetting death threats he received less than a month ago. Meninga declares, to me, personally, he remains a father, mentor, comrade in arms, and by leader. He concludes with no apparent sense of irony. I trust that history will grant him his proper place. Certainly, Mugabe's generous severance package reflects his status as Zimbabwe's most valued public servant. He's granted a $10 million pension. He and grace are free to enjoy their political retirement in their 25 bed mansion, which is technically still the property of ZANU-PF. Off the record, they've also been given lifetime immunity from prosecution. The former president's birthday, February 21st, even becomes a national holiday. Despite the unorthodox way he came to power, meninga paints himself as an agent of continuity rather than change. After all, ZANU-PF remained in charge. After four decades, no other party officially at least has managed to supplant them. But it's a mixed legacy to say the least. Journalist Nathan Dodson. When 1980 came Zimbabwe was seen as the breadbasket for Southern Africa to go from a bread basket to now it dependent on those countries surrounding you. It's a big shift. How do you live with that? You know, it's sad. It's sad. I've seen enormous deprivation here. People die from treatable diseases every day. The education system is shocking. There's an estimate of 80 to 90% unemployment. I don't think that's a legacy to be proud of at all. So over the years, they've really eroded the things that kept the country and cleared, and in a very sad ten of events, that sort of destruction is what keeps dictators thriving. Dictators drive in states that are in disarray that have a lot of disorder. It works for them. Robert Mugabe, the teacher turned revolutionary, turned dictator. Lives out the rest of his life in luxury. But he's not long for this earth. In September 2019, less than two years after leaving office. He dies at a hospital in Singapore. There's some disagreement about what to do at the former president's body. President Mnangagwa wants to bury him in heroes acre, where luminaries of the liberation were a traditionally interred. But grace Mugabe has other plans for her late husband. She is determined that he should be buried in kutama, the tiny village where almost a century earlier, he and his brother Michael grew up under the watchful eyes of their grandparents and the local Catholic priests. This time, the former First Lady gets her way. And the crocodile backs down. Within Zimbabwe Mugabe's legacy is a complicated one. A tyrant. Despised as much as he was feared. He was also the man who liberated the country from the brutal white regime of Ian Smith. If he had left office a few decades earlier, his reputation might have been very different. He did well in certain aspects, especially education and health during the first years of his rule, but he then introduced some of the very things that he was blaming smith's government of doing. And unfortunately, the world wanted so much to believe him, that when we were crying out, trying to behead nobody believed us. And we were left to fight our own world. That's all they knew in terms of liberation. He is all they knew. He is all they had. He was their savior. But that savior did not come bearing gifts that led them to the promised land. It was totally different gift. You just have to look and see where the country is heading and just pray that one day the people of Zimbabwe will actually be in a position to celebrate the independence that they're supposed to have been enjoying for the past 42 years. One day. Real dictators will be back soon. Stay tuned.
"grace mugabe" Discussed on Real Dictators
"Shirts and pressed suit jackets belie their military status. They are a major, a colonel, and a Brigadier general in his Zimbabwean army. Pretty much top brass. The soldiers tell Gabriel, they're planning an important military operation. And they'll soon be calling on him for advice. Advice on what is and isn't legal. Is it a coup? It's a code that wasn't a coup. Once upon a time of coups all over Africa, right? But by 2017, Kuzma known him. You needed legitimacy. You wanted like world governments to support your government. Casper knew that they needed someone who understood the law and Gabriel was central to that. Whatever the dictionary definition, any action against Mugabe will rely on the strength of the military. Fortunately, the head of the Zimbabwean armed forces, general Constantine chiwenga, is already on the side. An old friend of Emerson Mnangagwa. Chiwenga is in China and government business when the crocodile is sacked as vice president. And there is no way that that was not intentional. Mugabe would not have fired women gawa and lest your anger was out the country because chiwenga was obviously the most powerful man in the country, really. He ran the military, right? And they did plan to arrest him when he flew back. But chiwenga hasn't made general without knowing how to spot a trap. A burly man in his early 60s, he's a veteran of the liberation war. And he's more than prepared for whatever Mugabe's goons have in store for him. On Sunday, November 12th, less than a week after men and Gaga arrives in South Africa. Chiwenga boards an Emirates flight bound for Harare. That afternoon, Mugabe's loyal police chief, Augustine chihuri, sends a dozen cars to the airport. His men are under orders to arrest the general as soon as he gets off the plane. But chiwenga is way ahead of them. An 18 man special forces team loyal to him, not Mugabe, as already infiltrated the airport, disguised as baggage handlers. Their guns are concealed under their overalls. As chewing as plane begins taxing towards the terminal, his undercover team make their move. Simultaneously, all 18 men draw their weapons. Each one is aimed at the head of a police officer. Meanwhile, out in the parking lot, a second team clamps the wheels of every police car in sight. In a matter of moments, Mugabe's forces have been stood down without a single shot being fired. Chewing his men escort him off the plane to a convoy of vehicles waiting on the runway. They stormed straight through a police road block outside the airport, heading for the army barracks in Harare. The following afternoon, chiwenga gives a press conference. He says that the army stands ready to save ZANU-PF. From those whose agenda is to destroy it from within. Meaning people like grace Mugabe and her friends in G 40. He's laying down the lord in Mugabe saying you don't come after the war veterans. And you don't hand over our revolution to usurpers like your wife, grace, and when that happened, you just knew that things were going to go down. Because you're not the head of the armed forces of Zimbabwe, making idle threats. Robert Mugabe, though seems blissfully unfazed. The next day it is weekly cabinet meeting, the general statement doesn't even come up. It's not until later on Tuesday that things start to get real. The business at the airport was just a taster for what is to come. One of the slickest military operations in Zimbabwean history. Its code name is operation restore legacy. It started on an overcast drizzly afternoon. People started noticing they were tanks in the streets, soldiers moving into position, it's important to understand that the police at this time were allied with Mugabe and grace. The military were allied with. So what they did is they basically shut down the police, closed off their barracks, shut down the armouries, and then over the course of the next few hours, they then took over the national broadcaster. So now it's nighttime, rain is starting to fall as lightning starting, right? Perfect sort of mythology, for Zimbabwe, this happened on this night of thunder and lightning in Harare. As soldiers stormed the studios of the Zimbabwe broadcasting corporation. Journalists cower in terror under their desks. But chewing as men reassured them there in no danger. They're being advised by Gabriel shumba in Johannesburg, and he's given them the strictest instructions. When they struck that evening, he was literally on phone calls, as it was going down, telling them, don't beat journalists, don't shoot civilians, don't do any of this. If you do that, your coup is a coup. And it's not going to be accepted by the world. By midnight, chuang is tanks and armored personnel carriers have arrived in borodale. The exclusive gated community where Mugabe and his cronies all live. For now though, it's the homes of the G 40 inner circle of the army are interested in. Finance minister ignatius Trumbo, political commissar, savior kasukuwere. And the group's enigmatic puppet master, Jonathan moyo. One of the most surreal aspects of the coup that was not a coup was that it took place in the suburbs. It took place in this wealthy neighborhood. It was a bit like special forces. If the SAS in Britain and staged a coup and taken out the leaders in Hampshire and in mayfair or like American soldiers that raided kind of the mansions and Chevy Chase and Beverly Hills, that's how this operation went down. It took place in the wealthiest square mile of the country. And one of the wealthiest square miles of the entire continent. A two 30 a.m. three raids are launched simultaneously. Outside jumbo's residence, the front gates are blown off their hinges. Two private security guards are shot dead as troops storm the building. They find the finance minister trembling in a bedroom, along with his wife and their maid. Meanwhile at moyo's house, soldiers go from room to room, trashing the lavish mansion. But he is nowhere to be seen. Fearing just such an assault, moyo has taken his wife and kids to the even grander abode of his neighbor. Savior cassava the two men are in the study trying to get some sleep when an explosion rips apart the steel front gates. The soldiers scaled the properties imposing walls, dropping gunfire and grenades down and cast away his private security. But the house is reinforced walls and bulletproof glass by the inhabitants some time. Frantically, they place a call to grace Mugabe, begging her to intervene. Exactly what happens next remains shrouded in mystery. But, within 15 minutes, the assault is called off. A government car pulls up outside the mansion. Moyo and Kazakh wari scramble inside. Soon, they're making a dash for the Mozambique border. The latest Zimbabweans heading for a life in exile.
"grace mugabe" Discussed on Real Dictators
"Is expensive. In one 6 month period, he clocks up over 100,000 air miles, earning himself the nickname, president of the skies. Traveling with an entourage of 40 people at a cost of $6 million per trip, the bills of the exchequer approaches 9 figures. By now though, Zimbabweans are used to a culture of excess from their rulers. The exclusive gated community of borrowdale, when Mugabe and grace live, is a playground for the super rich. In the midst of one of the world's poorest countries. The ruling party leaders, all lived in these mansions. It's a strange thing to drive around that area of Harare because you think that you're driving in a poor, desperately impoverished country. And you see that it's actually quite beautiful and looks in some ways like Beverly Hills. It's completely mad. It makes no sense to talk in cars. They love cars. Lamborghini's Maserati is rolls royces. And the roads, you've got to see the roads, the hotels are craters, you can't drive them as a variety. They park them in their driveways and they sit on them and they have the med strength and have beer in the car and stuff. Over the years, grace Mugabe has become the poster girl for the materialism of the ruling elite. A woman who declared she could only wear $1000 ferragamo shoes. Because no other brand fitted her narrow feet. Compared to Mugabe's first wife Sally, grace has never been popular. But she's been tolerated as long as she stays in her lane. In turning against Joyce Maduro and the ZANU-PF old guard, though. Grace is seriously blotted her copy book. Zimbabwe is a fairly conservative traditional society, very patriarchal. She was disrespectful of her elders. And again, respecting your elders, your tradition. That is part of Zimbabwean culture. And she sort of blew that all up. The idea of grace taking over was repulsive. I think she was going after everybody. She was undressing people in public. She was talking about how Amy generals well, you know, we don't care that you fought the war, the war was many, many years ago. I have often wondered if Robert Mugabe had had a son who was a bit older. Or if he had nurtured somebody into his son, then ZANU-PF would have had a much smoother transition. Drop everything and hurry to the Xfinity Black Friday sale. You'll save big when you get Xfinity Internet and mobile. Now through December 5th, new customers can get HBO Max included for one year with Internet. And for a limited time, learn how to get $500 off an eligible 5G phone when you add Xfinity mobile. Drop everything and get to the Xfinity Black Friday sale. Go to Xfinity dot com call one 800 Xfinity or visit a store today. Restrictions apply. At supported plan of HBO Max, some promo and December 6th, 2022, Xfinity mobile requires post bakes for any Internet. When Majuro is booted out of government, it's not grace, but Emerson Mellon gagua, who takes her place as vice president for Robert Mugabe, though there are good reasons for grace to ultimately take over. Beyond the dictum of happy wife, happy life. Not only will it keep his family name twinned with that of Zimbabwe. But if he lives long enough to see her come to power, she can protect him from prosecution on corruption charges. By 2017, grace has her sights set on meninga. The dispute between her G 40 faction and the Zanu old guard reaches epic proportions. It was a Game of Thrones within the ruling party and grace had her faction and had his faction. And those were the warring parties when things came to a head. Seeing off Majuro was one thing, but in going after the crocodile, grace and her team had bitten off more than they can chew. For almost 40 years, men and Gaga has been at the heart of Mugabe's regime. Had been a close ally in Mozambique where the guerrilla camps were he had sort of run in security detail. After independence, he was always by Mugabe's side, Managua was his protector and through the succeeding 37 years had held pretty much every position in government. So yeah, they were. They were comrades and allies. But what's a 50 year friendship? When your wife doesn't like your old war body. The campaign against the vice president begins in July 2017. G 40 slicks Bengali, Jonathan moyo, hijacks a Politburo meeting. He screens a devastating video that alleges men and gagua has been plotting a coup. Response is to sue moyo with $3 million and write a long letter to Mugabe proclaiming his innocence. But the rumor refuses to go away. A few weeks later, Reuters publishes leaked intelligence documents that suggest a secret pact between the crocodile and Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the movement for democratic change. After four years of power sharing came to an end in 2013, the MDC have slipped back into their traditional role as Zimbabwe's beleaguered opposition party. Is it possible that chang'e has agreed to work with one of his old Zanu enemies in order to get back into power? Meanwhile meninga has received numerous warnings that an attempt on his life is imminent. In Zimbabwe, car crashes are the usual modus operandi for dispatching political opponents. So when men and Gaga starts projectile vomiting, a ZANU-PF rally, it's not immediately clear what the cause is. Airlifted to hospital in South Africa, he's found to have high levels of arsenic in his system. The ice cream served to speakers at the rally came from grace Mugabe's dairy farm. The First Lady is forced to deny accusations that she deliberately poisoned her rival. Why should I kill men and she asks dismissively? Who is men and gagua on this earth? A month later though, grace's language is rather different. We must deal with this snake, she tells a crowd at rufaro stadium, where Zimbabwe's Independence Day was celebrated 37 years earlier. The snake must have his head crushed. In the same way as it had happened against Joyce majeure, there was this sort of increasing crescendo of personal attacks on linen gagua. And she would often do this on stage at political rallies when he was sitting a few seats away from her. And people in Zimbabwe watched this with horror. It was like a car crash. It was a soap opera. And when a guy would just politely would just sit there, taking it all and people considered him weak, unable to fight back the fact that she could stand on stages across the country and say, this guy is a dead man. She literally said at one point like you're a Walking Dead man for challenging my husband. For the most part, Mugabe studiously avoids getting involved in the battle between his old friend and his wife. But when the crowd at a bullet a rally begins to heckle grace's latest tirade, the president steps in to defend her. Tottering up to the microphone, Mugabe raises a finger in the air. Summoning the authority of the stern headmaster. We are denigrated and insulted in the name of he asks theatrically. Did I make a mistake appointing him my deputy? Because if I did, I will drop him as soon as tomorrow. At that point, a decision had to be made was Mugabe going to side with her or side with meninga. And what happened was he sided with his wife, grace. And he fired me. And it was announced on the national broadcaster that I'm going to go who's being dismissed. So yeah, he was fired. And normal circumstances in a normal country that would have been it, he would have been replaced and retired to his house in the country, right? But this being Zimbabwe, he got word that he was going to be assassinated. It was going to be arrested police were coming for him. Meninga knows better than anyone that such warnings are not to be taken lightly.
"grace mugabe" Discussed on Real Dictators
"And I think the question now was what do you do about grace? While grace Mugabe is making a name for herself on the political scene, her husband is
"grace mugabe" Discussed on Real Dictators
"It's November 7th, 2017. A little after midnight. We're on the border of Zimbabwe and Mozambique. A desolate scrubby wasteland, littered with landmines. A 73 year old man is about to attempt an illegal crossing. If he fails, it will almost certainly cost him his life. In one hand he clutches a Louis Vuitton briefcase. It's critical that the content of the bag make it over the border with him. His two grown-up sons are with him, and also a guide. Indispensable given the minefields all around. They follow a narrow dirt path into the bush. Scrambling on his belly to avoid the glare of police searchlights. The man is living up to his old wartime nickname. The crocodile. He can scarcely believe it's come to this, after decades at the heart of government. 48 hours ago, Emerson and Gaga was the vice president of Zimbabwe. Now he's fleeing for his life. But he has a plan. Once the crocodile and his sons make it to safety, a letter will be released. Officially it's addressed to president Mugabe. But the message is clearly intended for the Zimbabwean people. Let us bury our differences and rebuild a new and prosperous Zimbabwe. We'll tell them. A country that is tolerant to divergent views, a country that respects opinions of others. A country that does not isolate itself from the rest of the world because of one stubborn individual who believes he is entitled to rule this country until death. He signs off, I will be communicating with you soon. And shall return to Zimbabwe to lead you. It's a bold claim. Wildly optimistic. But, as it turns out, accurate. Within a few weeks, menen Gaga will be back in Zimbabwe to take up the mantle of president. After almost four decades, Robert Mugabe's reign of terror will finally come to an end. From noise, this is the final part of the Mugabe story. And this is real dictators. Let's rewind three years to December 2014. In Zimbabwe, the crocodile has just been appointed Robert Mugabe's number two. But the circumstances surrounding his promotion would give anyone pause. The last vice president, a popular war veteran called Joyce Maduro, a scene her political career collapsed around her. The architect of her downfall has been none other than the First Lady of Zimbabwe. Grace Mugabe. Ironically the same grace Mugabe helped get Maduro appointed in the first place. Doctor chipot endere. So graceful is very influential in getting the first female vice president. They bring in grace Mugabe to campaign for the team. They groom her and at some point placing their base probably thinking, well, if you're grooming me to work for you, I could be grooming me to it for me. If she can do it, so I could do it myself. Over the past two decades, grace has been known primarily as a profligate consumer. Her legendary shopping sprees, an obsession with luxury brands have earned her the nicknames, the first shopper and Gucci grace. But until now, there was no sign she had political ambitions of her own. I like to think of it as the transition from Gucci grace to comrade grace. This one speech which she says, people say that I'm greedy and I want to be president. But why can't I be? You know, I'm a citizen too. And it's like, oh no, grace. Citizen, but you don't have any liberation credentials. In this people are not going to let you do that. For almost 40 years, Zimbabwe's ruling party, ZANU-PF, has drawn its legitimacy from the liberation war. We kicked out the colonialists, therefore we are the fathers of the nation, so the thinking is gone. But grace has allowed herself with a group of more youthful politicians within the party. An association known as G 40, because they were too young to participate in the struggle. Dr. Seuss onslaught generation 40, this was a particular cohort of younger politicians with their own economic and political vested interests. So she fitted within the rivalries and factions and ongoing struggles within the political wing of ZANU-PF as a movement. A shameless narcissist grace's competitiveness with Joyce Maduro reaches new heights when her rival completes a PhD. Fortunately being a dictator's wife carries certain privileges. Professor Stephen chern who enjoys Majuro became doctor Maduro. Grace instantly had to become doctor Mugabe and the university was basically bludgeoned into insisting that this was a real PhD. I read it. And I recognized immediately which academic and high clearly this is not her work, but she was so consumed by jealousy that her rival was now entitled to be called doctor. It just gave you a sense of what kind of president she would have made. They glorious about even more said that her husband. Douglas Rogers has closely examined Mugabe's final days in power. He is the author of two weeks in November. The astonishing untold story of the operation, the toppled Mugabe. Rogers traces the dictator's ultimate downfall back to his wife's political meddling three years earlier. It was a sort of curtain raise that to what would happen in 2017 because grace Mugabe had this no holds barred attack on Joyce Maduro and basically destroyed her through media through propaganda campaign, through threats, and it was horrifying to people like Mnangagwa or the war veterans because Joyce madhuri herself was a war veteran. Her claim to fame as a guerrilla fighter was that she had shot down a Rhodesian helicopter. Later on, that was called into question by allies of grace Mugabe. Former allies and comrades were now turning on each other and denouncing their own service and the liberation war and saying, oh, no, that person made that up, and that's not true. And it was brutal and very Shakespearean in that these were friends turning on each other for things they had done 40 years earlier. So now you've got chasing jewelry she gets ousted, I think she wasn't well liked within the design of PF male power dominance. Her husband is killed in a very painful death in a fire. He had been a top amateur, but also his wife was ambitious. So he gets eliminated. I think they are just a number of these eliminations, a number of top party people being kicked out. Then grace and Gabe is rising.
"grace mugabe" Discussed on Real Dictators
"Ministries where they had to do a lot of work. What chang'e I does get is the finance portfolio. His new finance minister ten diabetes replaces the Zimbabwean currency with the U.S. dollar the currency of black market vanishes overnight, and goods start reappearing on supermarket shelves. But on March 6th, 2009, only a month after the government of national unity is formed. Morgan Tsvangirai is involved in a horrific car crash. On his way to a political rally in his home town of buhera, the car chang'e I and his wife Susan are traveling in, is struck by a 7 ton lorry. The vehicle flips over, rolling several times before coming to rest on its roof. Changii will recover in hospital. But his wife of 31 years is pronounced dead on arrival. The crash has all the hallmarks of a Mugabe hit job. But when chang'e returns to Harare three days later, he tells supporters he believes this one actually was an accident. Apparently the driver of the lorry was asleep at the wheel. After a short trial, he is fined $200 and sent home. Not everyone is inclined to believe the official story. Suspicions are raised after a local farmer who took photographs of the crash scene is arrested. With his camera confiscated by police. Sinister accidents have long been routine and Zimbabwe. An emotional chandrai buries his beloved wife, and then returns to work as the country's prime minister. If the crash was an attempted hit, then it failed. His rival slash colleague is alive and well. Bruised, bloodied and grief stricken, but more popular than ever. For Mugabe though, the removal of Susan chang'e does have its benefits. Susan was an enormously popular figure in her own right. As well as a much loved First Lady. She served as a constant reminder of the popularity that Mugabe's owned first wife Sally enjoyed as mother of Zimbabwe. Perhaps more significantly, Susan drew an uncomfortable contrast with his much younger second bride, grace. Ever since she and Mugabe married, more than a decade earlier. Zimbabweans have been struck by grace's conspicuous failure to live up to Sally's legacy. Sally Mugabe was this highly respected and much loved figure. A good influence on the nation in the country and grace came to be almost everything opposite to that as time went on. And as Mugabe got older and people came to see her as incredibly manipulative, power hungry, disrespectful, all things that the sort of traditional society and Zimbabwe would not be in favor of. It is easy to dislike the wife, and then she also became very public. So yeah, people did not like it. I just obviously accumulated wealth, taking lent from smallholder farmers. I mean, just doing a lot of dictator wave types things. Grace Mugabe has acquired a reputation as a voracious consumer, earning herself some disparaging nicknames, chief among them, the first shopper, and Gucci grace. When a reporter notes her apparent addiction to $1000 ferragamo shoes, she replies, I have very narrow feet, so I can only wear ferragamos. Over time, her extravagant tastes have rubbed off on her husband. For a man who still claims to represent a Marxist revolution, it's a hard circle to square. With their fast cars and designer handbags, the Mugabe's take the term champagne socialist to a whole new level. Their home in the swanky borrowdale suburb of Harare is a literal palace. Three times the size of the president's official residence, it boasts 25 bedrooms, gold taps in all the bathrooms. And is surrounded by 44 acres of land. Built for Mugabe by the Chinese, the 8 figure edifice is an icon of dictatorial extravagance. It was called the blue roof because it had these tiles imported from Shanghai. And it was done and sort of Chinese style. It had a herd of antelope, pools, gazebos, high security, of course, and like gods, it's various entry points. I never went there, but I knew some people who had been to it. And yeah, again, just start contrast to how most Zimbabweans lived at that time. The blue roof is the jewel in The Crown of Mugabe's growing property empire. Which also includes a 4 million pound villain in Hong Kong, purchased when he and grace's daughter boner started university there. Not to mention more than a dozen formerly white owned farms within Zimbabwe. In total, the president's assets are believed to exceed a billion U.S. dollars. Rightly or not, public perception puts the blame from Mugabe's transition from austere headmaster to extravagant tyrant, squarely at graces, ferragamo Clive feet. What few could have predicted, though, is that the deeply unpopular grace has political ambitions of her own. With her husband approaching his 90s, a succession crisis is looming. And ironically, after almost 40 years in power, its Mugabe's wife, who will help to bring about his downfall. They wanted grace corn, more than they wanted Robert Mugabe called. I think if they could have arrested grace had taken her out of the equation, it captured him. They had to figure. I think they would have kept it. He felt he was surrounded by lesser people, and he couldn't hand over. He couldn't hand the revolution safely onto these people. The revolution required him. He's in his 90s. People knew he didn't have long. So there was this internal war as to who would succeed him. It was a Game of Thrones within the ruling party. We would need to rally everybody together to ensure that we execute this. And with the Mugabe, if you are using one bullet, you better not miss because if you miss your dead one. That's next time. In the final part of the Mugabe story.
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"grace mugabe" Discussed on ITN Live
"Something almost lost it over that whole situation so you make the whole thing. Short absolute absolute war. I think he's on that on that on that path way. I think he's got a lot of great qualities about him that you always will want around your team any team no matter what sport he has those qualities that you always want to run a team. And i'm a big alex's fan. I was i was a fan of his when he was san francisco. I wasn't family was in kansas city. I was. I was a fan when he went to washington. I think the guys just. He's he's got a bad rap in the beginning of his career because forty niners hundred going through all those transitions in the endure. All those different coordinators. He found his niche were horrible. He was able to take that niche. And he he was tearing it up in in in. Casey tweet got hurt and then he was tearing it up and watched until he got so so to do the do could play football. And that's not and he's a winner so there's no doubt about that. I just. I just believe the man's got a lot more. I think he has a lot more of those intangibles to offer team. Then the bring cam in. And i came will be more of a distraction than than been developing these younger guys. Getting getting ready to go. That'd be either way. Quakers both watson yet. I got the tv on. And i know right now guy marshall but it's gotten a game on right i'm trying to will the steelers past the browns. I'm not sure what's going on. We need to call the town and see what was really happening right now. See scores twenty eight did. Oh advocated net. dec-. I'm having a problem with that but we got a game all gonna watch moldy tax. You listen mr. Mr taylor myself and watch the game and background. So it was having his age. As a matter of fact. Grace mugabe ponder the question. I asked you about the steelers if they lose this game which looked like they're going to go out just yet today. Goose egg right now going into the second quarter man and they might score again. But i'm saying if they lose this game the steelers bring back pain. Do they bring back or tom and do they bring back either. One of the cup both ties with both of them. Wow as legacy right there right yet against the ring and everything but I love tom. I think he's a great coach but i believe lost. He's lost a ever since they wanted us losing street. They went on this. Losing streak at the end of the season to come into now is just seems like there's something that is missing with him being connected with the team you. Yeah you live on. Campus tomlin is knowing when lacoste face you know you definitely want to be listening and spatial authority in such..
Monocle 24: The Briefing
Robert Mugabe will have private burial at national Heroes' Acre
"Last week's death of former former Zimbabwean tyrant Robert Mugabe at the age of ninety five presented his country with a problem if from the worst problem with which Mugabe presented Zimbabwe during he's later decades of deranged misrule. How does one commemorate the passing of a figure who was both hero and villain in Mugabe's case indeed both with the founder and destroyer of his nation after an amount of agonizing it has now been decided that Mugabe will be interred in the National Heroes Acre in Harare Laura a public memorial ceremony will be held on Sunday one joined in the studio with more on this bond monocle twenty regular Georgina Godwin Georgina as our listeners are probably aware you are yourself Zimbabwean and I remember we spoke at the time of Mugabe's removal by coup data at how we had that atwells that he was no longer enough and what an I guess a big mental adjustment that was for generations of Zimbabweans. How are we is it adjusting to the fact that he's no longer here at all. You know I think people feel slightly cheated in a way that he went out really with a bit of a whimper not a bang that we and indeed he probably expected and he's no longer there but I gather that in his last few months. He wasn't all there mentally anyway. If you look at the photograph few months well I I mean from when he started wearing you know dribbles and chuck suits but and obviously as you point out his his last years were were he was in the grip of definitely something probably dementia but for him to be dead is something that's quite odd because what you're seeing in Zimbabwe's as you alluded to is people wanting still to hate him but also really wanting to acknowledge the role that he played in in in the formations the country and say so there's quite a lot of them big dichotomy between how people feel because us as I think we discussed at the time if Mugabe is say had sort of cheerfully stepped down from office circa the late eighties and sort of idled into a retirement of giving elections and writing books he would be regarded as one of the twentieth century's heroic figures wouldn't they completely and utterly and he would have got a hero's funeral. Oh hang on the funeral which does prompt the question though that who who turns up for Mugabe's Hero's funeral thousands of people have been attending the lying in state. At referrers stadium in Harari who still is Mugabe's constituency well at the formal proceedings. You'll have a lot of heads of state state. I think Cyril Ramaphosa is coming from South Africa and various other people from from around the continent impacts further afield but in terms of ordinary people what generally happens in in in situations like this is that people have Boston and their promised food and those are the two things that people have that they don't have any fuel in Zimbabwe so they wouldn't be able to get there by themselves. They don't have the money money for bus fare and they're desperate to eat so if you promise people all of that they will turn up much. I mean I'm sympathetic to an extent extent or to this extent with the current Zimbabwean government. You have to acknowledge his passing some how you have to do something if not not what is being done what other suggestions have people made there was an argument of course to whether he should be buried in National Heroes Acre. But where else would you put him well. He is family. It appeared wanted him buried in his home area of Qatar which is where he comes from and I think would have been one way around it but it appears that the government was really pushing to have him in heroes. Acre which apparently he had not wanted himself. There was another really interesting piece of not not legislation but something else he put in his will. I think which was that his wife Grace Mugabe was to stay with the casket at all times until he was buried therefore what he's doing doing that is guaranteeing her starring role in his final Hurrah. Do you get the sense that the current government and we should remind ourselves that the current President Emmerson Mnangagwa was for many years Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe's kind of conciliatory if you will are they trying to reanimate the myth of Mugabe the liberator to to their own ends. I think that that would certainly serve a purpose that the end but I mean at the same time time. Mugabe's very useful is somebody that you can up lay all the blame on and say look it wasn't us it was the previous guy where clean we're going forward and of course that's what the what Managua A and his cronies would like us to think that this is a completely new dispensation. It really isn't make no mistake.
Monocle 24: The Globalist
South African President confirms longtime Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe died in Singapore
"The former leader of zimbabwe robert mugabe has passed away at the age of ninety five. Yeah that's right in many respects. It's not that much of a surprise because according to the reports that i've been reading he had been in hospital in singapore since april so clearly he was failing he he was in very weak health and i guess as well that <hes> even before you had the hand over of power to amazon and gangway. There were signs that he was losing his grip. That was very fraudulent bradshaw. Some of his speeches have been rambling and of peace so to speak but not that much of a surprise but i think that it's very it's very difficult when you want to know about him all talk about him because it is such a mixed legacy on the one hand hey was this man who was the the icon of the struggle for rhodesia's them was to gain its independence become zimbabwe. He had actually served time in jail. He spent about ten years in jail. He dove asleep. He's obviously suffered heaping tortured etc but he comes out of out of jail he <hes> he co found zanu p._f. Of becomes the leader of the group you then have these campaigns which quite militarized to actually achieve the goal of getting zimbabwe's independence. He becomes the first post independence of prime minister restoring the country. <hes> is generally seen in the beginning to have done all the right things because he worked for a halt on actually giving black people the black majority some some sort of economic have some sort of economic power also <hes> giving them healthcare doing all the right things and then something went very badly wrong it was it was as if he became came corrupted by his own success and that when the elections were held to select a new president <hes> they were effectively rigged rigged. Even though of course that was vehemently denied he did work at one stage of morgan chenggong who was one of the main opposition leaders that he was up against they had this very uneasy alliance alliance mr chandra of course passed away a few years ago and really he's he's basically he. He had to give up power because it was getting obscene and it seemed that the straw that really broke the camel's back. We'll see second wife grace mugabe because these the inference war was that he was trying to line her up as his successor even though she had no the political qualifications as qualification for the job was that she was married to him so it's a very mixed african legacy yes. They were the good things but they were also so the negatives. Let's not forget as well that turn this country was once dubbed the breadbasket of africa. It is now dependent on outside assistance. It had crazy rates of inflation so it was very difficult for ordinary people to live and when you look at the trickle down effect on the very human level there were stories about people who are having to cross over the border into south africa teachers for example working a sex workers because they couldn't get any money things were that tight so very very mixed legacy didn't have to be that waypoint clung onto power and corrupted him
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Apply law to war crimes: Kuwait - Syria hits south - ARAB TIMES
"The world's largest migrant population three and a half million syrians have fled civil war to arrive in turkey but they face discrimination and depressed wages thousands of children also among the most exploiting just see me as child is represent a lost generation that's in a couple of minutes bbc news with david austin symboblic as president emmerson mnangagwa's says he suspects a group which supported the former first lady grace mugabe whose behind the recent attempt on his life speaking to the bbc he stressed he had evidence yet and was waiting for the police to arrest and question suspects i tim seized from six residences linked to the former malaysian prime minister naci brazil and his wife had been valued at some two hundred and seventy million dollars the lease headey sees twelve thousand pieces of jewellery more than four hundred watches and nearly six hundred handbags army radio in somalia is reporting that the leader of the jihadist group are shebab has died the radio quoted an army colonel is saying that shake made aku a breakthrough beta died in the southern town of jilib after suffering from cancer somali and kenyan media previously reported that shakoor beta was suffering from a severe kidney problem and had been bedridden for the past seven months a judge in california has ruled that all families of illegal immigrants separated at the us border must be reunited within thirty days the judge said children under five must be packed with their parents within fourteen days the czech president militia xenon is appointed andrey baptish is head of a new administration it's the second time the controversial politician has tried to form a government since his party took the largest share of the vote in last october's elections one of the main opposition leaders in the democratic republic of congo last cartoon be is going on tryon along side six other people mr catoon is accused of recruiting foreign mercenaries in two thousand fifteen after falling out with president kabila south korean officials say young men are using a wide variety of tactics to dodge two years of mandatory military service including feigning insanity and obtaining full body tattoos bbc news welcome to business daily here on the bbc world service my name's ed butler today off two important elections here.
Global News Podcast
Grace Mugabe linked to alleged ivory smuggling in Zimbabwe
"The fire cover scenario of about fifteen hundred square meters we've got two hundred eighty eight emergency personnel sixty two units and airborne they're all taking part in the search and rescue operation with taking all necessary measures to extinguish the fire the shopping center is a very complex construction though a lot of combustible materials with more details his carolina davis clouds of smoke could be seen pouring from the blackened windows of the shopping center as firefighters tried desperately to contain the flames people were seen jumping from the windows trying to escape reports from russia's say that forty children are missing their affairs some may have been trapped inside more than two hundred people were evacuated from the site some would take into hospital beaten according to the chief physician ten adults and seven children and teenagers were treated to adult patients remained in a great condition the fire is thought to have started on the fourth floor of the complex which also contained a cinema and a petting zoo russian president vladimir putin has ordered the emergencies minister to fly to camera over to oversee the rescue effort an investigation into how this could have started is reportedly already underway davis revolting now she's known as gucci grace for her lavish lifestyle and now zim bobby's former first lady grace mugabe is being investigated for alleged ivory smuggling state media reported that she's been involved in moving millions of dollars worth of ivory to underground foreign markets ahead more about the allegations ron africa regional editor will ross well they've all originated from a whistle blower by the name of adrian stern who's been talking to different international media basically saying he spent months in zimbabwe undercover pretending to buy ivory and he managed to get proof.