Emmerson Mnangagwa he has won Zimbabwe’s presidential election for the second time and after a term in which Zimbabweans have continued to face some of the same problems as when he came to power: inflation, energy shortages and repression of dissent.
Mnangagwa, 80, thus legitimized himself once again at the polls on August 23 after winning the disputed 2018 elections and after coming to office in 2017 as a result of the military coup against the already deceased Robert Mugabe (1980-2017).
Popularly known as “Crocodile”the head of state achieved a victory appealed to the courts by the opposition for alleged fraud five years ago, but endorsed by the country’s Constitutional Court.
However, the promises of change that won him the support of the population at the time have not fully materialized.
Thus, although foreign investment has increased and the mining sector has grown – the country has the largest lithium reserves in Africa – Zimbabwe still faces a serious energy crisis and a high cost of living.