MUK history don – Mugabe’s resignation shows new method of removing dictators

By Ritah Kemigisa:

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe’s resignation continues to draw mixed reaction from various circles both locally and internally.

In Uganda, Mwabustya Ndebesa a history don at Makerere University has described Mugabe’s resignation and the factors that forced him to do so as popular politics without bloodshed.

According to Ndebesa what has transpired in Zimbabwe is a sign of a new method of removing long serving rulers from power where both constitutional and unconstitutional ways are employed.

He however says this is most likely to have far reaching implications to Africa under circumstances where the military can take over and facilitate constitutionalism.