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Zimbabweans Can Now Determine Their Future – Mo Ibrahim

Mo Ibrahim, Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has described the end of the 37-year rule of Mugabe as a chance for Zimbabweans to determine their future.

“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” he added.

In a statement issued after the resignation of President Robert Gabriel Mugabe, the foundation noted that Zimbabwe had a mixed picture in terms of governance in its 2017 Ibrahim Index of Africa governance.

“In the 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance, released yesterday, Zimbabwe had a mixed picture in terms of governance”.

The index measured the overall governance under President Mugabe and ranked it 40th out of 54 countries in 2016.

“The Index measures overall governance, and Zimbabwe still ranks 40th out of 54 countries in 2016” the statement states.

Below is the full statement by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation on the situation in Zimbabwe

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The Mo Ibrahim Foundation welcomes President’s Mugabe 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, Chairman of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, 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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