News Day has claimed that the departure of former president Robert Mugabe from the political arena did not shake his ideologies as they still remain intact.
The publication asserts that nothing significant has changed and it feels like Mugabe never left at all. The author continues to write:
For me, this is a striking similarity with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration, where the focus, at least from the way I see it, is on grabbing political power and nothing else.
For all the rhetoric on reforms, nothing concrete has been done and structurally, the very nation that Mugabe built and destroyed, is still what it is.
News Day argues that striking similarities between the proposed Maintenance of Order and Peace Bill (MOPA), which seek to replace the Public Order and Security Act (POSA), suggest that nothing has really changed.
The publication also notes that Mugabe is famously known for using the military to advance his political interests. It also observed that his successor, president Mnangagwa is maintaining the same strategy particularly because the army ushered him into power in 2017.
The author added that Mnangagwa, however, went a bit further by entrenching the military into civilian politics making his purported reforms rhetoric only which lacks action to back it.
The publication concludes that there are lots of similarities between Mnangagwa and Mugabe regimes suggesting that nothing significant changed since Mugabe’s demise.
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