Robert Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe from the 1980s to late last year, when the Zimbabwean military seized power in a coup d’état. Mugabe ranks among the longest-ruling heads of state in the last century. His decades in public life included leading a revolution against British colonialism, entrenching a culture of corruption in the Zimbabwean government, eliminating human rights, and allegedly perpetrating crimes against humanity.
Joining us to discuss Mugabe’s legacy and the future of Zimbabwe is Dr. Michael Bratton, professor of political science and African studies at Michigan State University. He is the author of Power Politics in Zimbabwe, and is currently conducting more research in the country.