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Mugabe to Mnangagwa - a real change?

An expert on Zimbabwe talks to Euronews about the downfall of Robert Mugabe

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Mugabe to Mnangagwa - a real change?

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They call him “the crocodile” because of his political cunning – but Zimbabwe’s next leader, Emmerson Mnangagwa, was a right-hand man of Robert Mugabe and is now under enormous pressure from those delighted to see a change in the presidency.

Euronews’ Seamus Kearney spoke to a Zimbabwean Professor of African Politics at Amherst College in Massachusetts about the sudden downfall of 93-year-old Mugabe but also about the man replacing him.

Chipo Dendere talks about the shock of the latest developments but also about the challenges the country now faces.

She also answers a crucial question: can Mnangagwa shake off the mantle of Mugabe, given the pair were so close for so many years?

Click on the video above to see the answers about Mnangagwa. But you can also watch the full interview with Dendere in the video below: