President Khama, who has been among the few African heads of state who had openly questioned and challenged President Mugabe continued leadership, despite his age and deteriorating economy, said Mr. Mugabe’s resignation Tuesday was “long overdue.”
“… This country went through a lot and we cannot change the past. There is a lot we can do in the present and future. We need to stir our nation towards a different direction. As we do so, we should never remain hostages of the past ..."
Mnangagwa is not an unfamiliar figure in Zimbabwe, as he’s been part of the Zimbabwean government and ruling Zanu-PF for several decades, attaining high level positions, including justice minister and vice president.