The Gist

What’s Next for Zimbabwe?

Robert Mugabe can still slow down the coup against him.

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe makes a speech on Nov. 8 a few days after sacking vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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In his 37 years as president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe has learned how to play hardball. While his past methods have invited sanctions for human rights violations, the 93-year-old is staying within the confines of the law to fend off the coup at his doorstep. Chipo Dendere, a visiting assistant professor of political science at Amherst College, tells us more.

In the Spiel, Mike considers Charles Manson and why serial killers don’t get attention like they used to.

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