Questions have arisen over former President Robert Mugabe’s exit deal following his resignation on November 21, 2017. The first relates to his compensation package and the second concerns an immunity deal. This piece analyses these two issues on the assumption that the media reports are an accurate reflection of the exit deal. It has been reported that Mugabe was offered a compensation package of more than $10 million, of which $5 million is to be paid immediately in cash.
analysisBy Alex T. MagaisaThe liberation generation has decided to maintain its power through the use of gun. What now? This is the end of an era. But it could easily be seen as the the end of an error. A 37-year-old error. That is how long Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe. But the end is nigh. After surviving so many challenges from courageous opponents, it was his former allies who administered the final assault, leaving him in power but effectively without power. It's a coup in all but name.
analysisBy Alex T. MagaisaImpeaching President Mugabe will not be a quick or a simple affair. Now that ZANU-PF has resolved to commence impeachment proceedings against Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, it is important to examine this constitutional process. There is a great sense of expectation among the people, fuelled by high levels of desperation to see Mugabe's departure after 37 years in power. However, it is important to shed light on what this process entails.
That is holding the government to account. But they don't control government expenditure and allocation of resources. People should understand the difference between the roles of those arms of the state. The CDF is a mere 50K - a tiny drop given the scale of demands. https://twitter.com/nzimpofu/status/953043526002008064
@tomatisi The CDF is an unfortunate invention designed to meet expectations created by that impression. But it is no more than a token which raises expectations to unrealistic levels. And there's also corruption which worsens the situation.
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