The Graceless Fall of Robert Mugabe

The End of a Dictator’s Reign

Geoffrey Nyarota

The ousting of Robert Mugabe as Zimbabwe's president took the world by surprise. In this book, veteran Zimbabwean journalist Geoffrey Nyarota explains how and why the events of November 2017 happened as they did.
Date Published :
October 2018
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781776093465
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.2 X 6 inches
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Overview
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The ousting of Robert Mugabe as Zimbabwe’s president took the world by surprise. In this book, veteran Zimbabwean journalist Geoffrey Nyarota explains how and why the events of November 2017 happened as they did. The book describes the rifts within ZANU-PF as Mugabe sidelined anyone who might challenge his power, and the creation of opposing factions that supported vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa and First Lady Grace Mugabe respectively. It traces the growing ambition and power of Grace Mugabe, culminating in the sacking of Mnangagwa as vice president in November 2017, and shows how this finally spurred ZANU-PF to rid itself of the president who had done so much damage to the country over the decades. Written with the insight of a journalist from inside Zimbabwe, this is a fascinating account of the rise and fall of one of Africa’s longest-ruling dictators.

About The Author
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Geoffrey Nyarota became the first Zimbabwean journalist to tackle official corruption when he exposed the Willowgate Scandal in 1988, resulting in a skirmish with President Mugabe. He was editor of The Chronicle, a state-owned daily from which he was summarily dismissed. In 1999 he became the founding editor-in-chief of The Daily News, which was banned in 2003. He was a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, and he has received nine international journalism awards, including the Golden Pen of Freedom, presented by the World Association of Newspapers, and UNESCO’s prestigious Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Award. His first book, Against the Grain: Memoirs of a Zimbabwean Newsman, was published in 2006.

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