"It's a defining moment for Zimbabwe, but it's marked by danger warnings too"

Zimbabweans around the world have witnessed the end of Robert Mugabe's 37 year long reign. It is something that they, along with political journalists and analysts never thought they would see.

Professor Brian Raftopoulos, veteran political analyst and director of Research Solidarity Peace Trust says that he never thought he would live to see this moment. While he acknowledges the joy, he says that Zimbabwe are not fully out of the danger just yet.

Read: Celebrations in Zimbabwe & SA mark Mugabe’s exit

This is clearly a defining moment for Zimbabwe, but it is also a moment marked by danger warnings as well.

Professor Brian Raftopoulos, political analyst and director of Research Solidarity Peace Trust

Crystal Orderson , Southern Africa Editor at the Africa Report says that this day is absolutely euphoric, particularity for the youth who were born after the Liberation movement.

She said that two younger colleagues from Kenya and Zimbabwe called her stating that this moment is when they truly gained their independence.

They said they were defined as the born frees, but never could they imagine that in their lifetime, they would see this happening, and they will be able to tell their children that change is possible.

Crystal Orderson , Southern Africa Editor at the Africa Report

Japhet Ncube, Editor of the Star Newspaper says that going forward, we may see sections of the opposition parties being absorbed into ZANU-PF either as cabinet ministers or members of parliament.

He adds that he spoke to some of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) MPs where they feel that they are in alignment with ZANU-PF.

Read: "We want strong institutions, not strong personalities" - MDC

They were saying for the first time, since the formation of the MDC, they have a common purpose with ZANU-PF.

Japhet Ncube, Editor of the Star Newspaper

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This article first appeared on 702 : "It's a defining moment for Zimbabwe, but it's marked by danger warnings too"


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