Photo of the week: Mugabe’s visitors from Namibia


L-R, Former Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba, Robert Mugabe, Grace Mugabe, Founding President of Namibia Sam Nujoma and Vice President of Namibia Nickey Iyambo

Moments after the swearing-in of Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s new president on Friday, deposed leader, Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, got some visitors from Namibia.

News reports did not disclose what the visitors told their hosts in the Mugabes’ sprawling Blue Roof palace, but the photograph of the meeting spoke a lot, about what the visitors represent.

Like Zimbabwe, Namibia waged a struggle for independence and Sam Nujoma was the hero of that struggle. But he did not follow Mugabe’s example, he rather looked further south, taking a cue from Nelson Mandela.

Sam Nujoma, who led the visitors became president in 1990, ten years after Mugabe took over Zimbabwe’s leadership. But unlike 93 year-old…

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