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November 15, 2017

Robert Mugabe Deposed (or At Least "Sidelined" By Military) After 37 Years of Tyrannical Rule

I did not see this coming. Yid With Lid reminds us we have Jimmy Carter to thank for Mugabe.


Both he and his wife have been "detained," which is a bad position for a dictator to be in.

Residents along the streets of this capital city grappled with a new reality Wednesday after the military sidelined President Robert Mugabe, its leader for the past 37 years.

Once heralded for seizing power from British rule and the nation's white elites, the 93-year-old's tenure in recent years has been marked by human rights abuses and economic collapse in what was once one of the African continent's most promising and prosperous nations.

"Mugabe was president since I was born," said Kudakwashe Gore, 32, a mechanic. "He was spoiling his legacy by failing to pass on the baton."

Military forces detained Mugabe, the world's oldest head of state, and his wife, Grace Mugabe, 52, and placed them under house arrest early Wednesday after weeks of political tumult rocked the nation.

"I am excited that the Mugabe dictatorial era has come to an end," said George Makoni, 37, a media advocacy officer at a non-governmental organization. "I am also afraid this political uncertainty could lead to anarchy and chaos if not properly managed."

The video that auto-plays with that second article has a representative from the military saying that Mugabe is only detained for his own "security" while they round up the "criminals" around him.

Yeah I don't know about that.


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