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Statement on the situation in Zimbabwe

21 November, 2017

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation welcomes President Mugabe's decision to resign after 37 years in office.

We hope that this decision will allow for a smooth and peaceful transition of power, and that all Zimbabweans will get their chance of an authentic, fair and legitimate election process.

In the 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released yesterday, Zimbabwe had a mixed picture in terms of governance. The Index measures overall governance, and Zimbabwe still ranks 40th out of 54 countries in 2016.

Mo Ibrahim said:

Robert Mugabe’s overdue departure now gives the people of Zimbabwe the chance to determine their futures. It is vital that a proper, fair and transparent process is in place for the next election. Zimbabweans deserve that, and they will rightly demand that.


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