22 NOVEMBER 2017
Last stand: Robert Mugabe addressing the nation on television on Sunday, when he initially refused to stand down
AS ZIMBABWEANS woke up on Wednesday morning to a post-Mugabe era, the general secretary of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, the Revd Dr Kenneth Mtata, called on the country to address the “deeper issues” that had created “dysfunction” for the past 20 years.
Mr Mugabe resigned on Tuesday evening, nearly one week after a military intervention to curtail his four-decade-long reign.
On Wednesday morning, Dr Mtata, a Lutheran pastor, wrote on Facebook: “The last 15 months have been dramatic and yesterday we reached the climax with the resignation of the president. But Zimbabweans have more deeper issues to address if we are not going to return to the dysfunction of the last 20 years or so.”
A “National People’s Convention” would convene at the HICC Rainbow Towers in Harare on Friday, he wrote, to “map out the journey into the future”.
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