Whenever a dictator is about to be removed, he or she gets ZUPCOinsane, the trend from the Grace Mugabe era suggests. In the days running up to the military coup in November 2017, government activities became centred around the ZUPCO company and Grace and her husband, Robert’s faces became splattered all over the parastatal’s buses. However, unlike the Mugabes, Mnangagwa has gone to the extent of selling ancestral land the size of the city of Mutare to foreigners, the Belarusian government in exchange for said ‘useless’ buses.
Today, Friday, morning, Mnangagwa is commissioning more ZUPCO buses, flanked by ready to shoot armed soldiers. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?