With Robert Mugabe now a footnote in his country’s history, it may just be time to open the Zimbabwean borders and bid him farewell into exile.
And there’ll probably be no shortage of countries whose leaders will open their arms to welcome the old man of African politics.
1. South Africa
Jacob Zuma is one person Mugabe can always call friend.
Zuma and Mugabe also share depraved values and all. Not a bad exile destination, huh?
Over 31 years as president? That’s something that Mugabe would be proud of.
And both men could spend plenty of time with the other under the moonlight, telling tales of longevity in office and sit-tight leadership.
Like Mugabe, Paul Biya doesn’t intend to leave office any time soon. He’s been Cameroon president for 35 years—just two years shy of Mugabe’s record.
4. Equatorial Guinea
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is another strong man of African dictatorship who would love a Mugabe company.
Obiang beats Mugabe’s record. He’s been in power for 38 years and Mugabe would love to hear how he did it without being greeted with protesters on the streets and soldiers pointing guns to his head. Other countries whose leaders rig elections and crackdown on dissent like Chad’s Idriss Deby and Sudan’s Umar al-Bashir could also be happy campers for Mugabe