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Nelson Mandela emerged from prison on 11th February 19 years ago. On 11th February 2009, Tsvangirai was sworn in as Zimbabwean prime minister. Tsvangirai drew a parallel between himself and Mandela during his acceptance speech—but it was too grand a comparison.
Mandela had lengthy negotiations ahead of him, but he knew that historic change was on the horizon and that he could win the elections and unite the country. Tsvangirai has…
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