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Ambassador McDonald Speaks with "Los Angeles Times" about Future of Zimbabwe

News / November 20, 2017

Partner Tom McDonald, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe from 1997 to 2001, is quoted in an article published by the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 20, 2017. In the article, “In Zimbabwe, Mugabe’s Fall Appears to Mark the End of Africa’s Postcolonial ‘Big Men’ Era,” McDonald comments on Zimbabwe Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to succeed Robert Mugabe as the country’s leader.

“I think he’s more practical than Robert Mugabe … but he is also authoritarian,” McDonald said. “He has a very checkered record. He has blood on his hands from the 1980s,” when thousands of people were massacred in a stronghold of a Mugabe political rival.

Read the article.