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Zimbabwe after Mugabe

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Zimbabwe’s economy is in severe crisis and President Robert Mugabe’s opponents are growing increasingly bold with widespread public sector strikes and protests on the streets of the capital Harare and other cities. As ever, Mr Mugabe remains defiant, and has recently made it clear he intends to be president of Zimbabwe until he dies. He’s now 92 and has led the country since independence in 1980 so it’s hardly surprising that even his most loyal allies are starting to look to the future. In this week’s programme, Rebecca Kesby and her guests discuss who might take over as Zimbabwe’s next leader and how the country can escape from its latest economic crisis.

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50 minutes

Last on

Sat 6 Aug 2016 10:06GMT

Contributors

Fadzayi Mahere -- Advocate of the High Court and Supreme Court of Zimbabwe.

Tafadzwa Musarera - Businessman and supporter of President Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party. Former Secretary General of the Affirmative Action Group - which supports local business initiatives in Zimbabwe.

Wilf Mbanga - Founder, editor and publisher of The Zimbabwean, now living in exile in Zimbabwe.

Alex Magaisa -- Lawyer and lecturer in law at the University of Kent, former legal adviser the Zimbabwean Prime Minister during the Unity Government after 2009..

Thomas Mapfumo - Veteran Zimbabwean musician

Broadcasts

  • Fri 5 Aug 2016 08:06GMT
  • Fri 5 Aug 2016 23:06GMT
  • Sat 6 Aug 2016 03:06GMT
  • Sat 6 Aug 2016 10:06GMT

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