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In the Jaws of the Crocodile

Publish date: 07 January 2019
Issue Number: 805
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: general

In the Jaws of the Crocodile

 

By Ray Ndlovu

Penguin. R250

 

In the Jaws of the Crocodile tells the gripping story of how Emmerson Mnangagwa fled Zimbabwe in fear for his life, and of his brief exile in South Africa, where he declared to Mugabe that he would return ‘in a matter of weeks’ to take control of the levers of power. It describes the military intervention against Robert Mugabe and his allies, analyses the sudden power shift within Zanu-PF, and gives an eyewitness account of the mass demonstrations as people took to the streets to demand an end to Mugabe’s rule. It describes Mnangagwa’s return to Zimbabwe to take over the presidency, and concludes with an account of the disputed 2018 election. Drawing on interviews with Mnangagwa, his family, allies and opponents, and key political figures, this book gives unprecedented insights into the momentous events that changed the fate of a nation.

 

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