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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Notations On Our World (Special Edition): On #SouthAfrica & #Zimbabwe

Jacob Zuma announced his resignation during a speech at Union Buildings in Pretoria [Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters]
Jacob Zuma Announces his Resignation (Source: Al Jazeera) 
Tsvangirari revealed in 2003 he was being treated for colon cancer [File: Marcel Mettelsiefen/Getty Images]
Morgan Tsvangirari, The MDC Leader and Former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe (Source: Al Jazeera) 



What a day it has been in Southern Africa...

We begin with South Africa as Jacob Zuma finally relented and resigned with immediate effect as the President of South Africa.    The challenges faced by his successor, Cyril Ramaposa, will be profound.   We look forward to assessing it over the ensuing weeks and months as South Africa faces crucial elections in 2019

Southern Africa also lost an icon, Morgan Tsvangirari.   Our founder remembered fondly as he was witness to the unity agreement that saw him become Prime Minister.   He noted how the plight of Zimbabwe was the driving force to have him launch his first blog that eventually he helped evolve into what we are today here in our properties.    We extend our condolences to the People of Zimbabwe and to Mr. Tsvangirari family.   May his soul  RIP




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