The winds of change blow over Sadc region - Zuma, Mugabe, Tsvangirai exit political scene

February 15, 2018, 5:53pm

Leading political analysts have interpreted the forced resignation of ANC's Jacob Zuma, Zanu PF's Robert Mugabe and death of longtime opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai as the unavoidable winds of change blowing in the region.
A new political narrative underlined by bread and butter issues is fast over-shadowing political rhetoric based on past revolutionary gains, analysts have also reasoned.
Speaking to The Villager, senior political observer Andrew Niikondo predicts that the time is dawning when revolutionary songs will be an aspect of the past and parties have to brace for that change.

 Niikondo objects that the death of Tsvangirai will impact regional political dynamics, citing that his removal from the political scene has not been by collective action, but the forces of nature.
However, the analyst sees the uprising against Zuma and Mugabe as having potentially explosive consequences for unpopular ruling parties.