“Once again, somehow, Mugabe holds all the cards. There’s a reason why he’s lasted in power so long – and why he’s still got a little while to go.”
It’s election season in Zimbabwe, and no one seems ready except Comrade Bob – who, despite his advanced years, is always ready for everything, at least in politics. SIMON ALLISON explains that, once again, he’s holding all the cards.
In Zimbabwe, campaign season has begun. If all goes according to plan – the plan that nobody admits to liking, even as everyone concerned seems powerless to halt it – then there’s not much time to persuade voters one way or the other: Zimbabweans will mark their ballots in just a few short weeks, on July 31.
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