‘Mugabe’s dismissal, lesson for sit-tight African leaders’

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Zimbabweans celebrate downfall of Mugabe, march to his residence

A Benin-based constitutional lawyer, Mr Olayiwola Afolabi, on Wednesday, described the ouster of the 93-year-old President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, as a lesson for sit-tight African leaders.

Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, following the resolve of the country’s parliament to begin the process of his impeachment.

Afolabi said that whatever good achievements recorder by Mugabe over the years could no longer be celebrated because of his sit-tight attitude to governance.

According to him, the resignation is good for democracy and it is also a lesson for other African leaders to know when to step down, especially when the ovation is loudest.

“Of course, he did some good things but all his achievements will never be remembered for good governance. He will only be remembered for bad leadership because of the way he was…

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