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Tsvangirai: does he have what it takes?

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 won…

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