see url: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmerson_Mnangagwa
Mnangagwa isn't Vice President. Mugabe sacked him, Mugabe never
re-appointed him before he resigned. One of the other Vice Presidents
should be appointed as a caretaker President until such time as an
election is held for a new President, within 90 days. But there you are
the Zimbabwe Constitution never mattered much to Mugabe and his cohorts,
so I dare say, that as the example has been set, the constitution will
not matter much to the new regime.
It's a shame really, a little
while longer would have allowed someone who was born after the armed
struggle and subsequent independence to be elected, with some
qualifications as to how the economy might be planned properly in the
future, but there you are...same thing happened in South Africa, with
Nelson Mandela. He was unique, Apartheid was got rid of, but the old
white South African regime left a load of corrupt practices which were
followed by the ANC.
I can remember, way back in the 1970s and 80s being on the streets here in
England, selling the magazine Sechaba to help raise money for the ANC
when I was a young communist..and speaking at meetings, or organising
demonstrations, supporting the liberation movement in Africa and other
parts of the world. Little did I realise that once South Africa was
released from the yoke of Apartheid slavery, that the new regime would
lose itself in corruption. At least there has been some progress, just
as there was in the Russian Revolution in 1917, when the slavery of the feudal
masses was removed, to be replaced by the dictatorship of the
proletariat, and then eventually, the regime of Putin.
As Lenin once said, in his book "The State and
Revolution"; "Two steps forward, one step back..."
Can I suggest that those of you who are interested read the Wikipedia entry on
before it gets changed.
There is a habit that once a person attains prominence in the global or
national field, particularly in politics, then their entry in Wikipedia
gets changed somewhat, the embarrassing or incriminating parts being
removed and replaced by a more "delicate" analysis of the persons past
behaviour and personality.
Such are the vagaries of the internet.