A year after his passing at age 95 in a Singapore hospital, many Zimbabweans reflect on how time has changed their initial happiness at Robert Mugabe’s ousting, to regret, at the current state of the country in his absence.
A long queue of downcast Zimbabweans stretches out in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe as inhabitants await their turn to receive their daily food handout.
This way of life was not what many envisioned after the late former president Robert Mugabe was forced to resign from his position in 2017 after 37 years in power.
“There is a perception that it’s really more of the same, because when they came one of the major promises was to deal ruthlessly with the issue of corruption but they are worse than Mugabe.” Prosper Chitambara, a Zimbabwean analyst said.
Mnangagwa has somewhat followed a similar path as he too has become known for brutally crushing his opponents.
Last year in January, soldiers shot 17 people to death following demonstrations sparked by the doubling of fuel prices.
The Zimbabwean government insists there is no crisis in the country.