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Tough act to follow: Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa ruling in Mugabe's shadow

Mnangagwa at his inauguration. Photo: ZINYANGE AUNTONY/AFP/Getty Images

The first challenge for Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s President and successor to the iron-fisted Robert Mugabe, is to stabilize, then revitalize, an economy Mugabe left in ruins.

That means showing the public he’s made progress on fighting corruption and bringing back money that wealthy Zimbabwean companies and individuals have moved abroad.