Why revolutionaries should not be president

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 24, 2017 shows Zimbabwean new interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa receiving the chain and sash of office from the Chief judge of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Luke Malaba as he is officially sworn-in during a ceremony in Harare. Mnangagwa unveils on December 1, 2017 his first cabinet, drawing criticism for recycling the old guard and rewarding cronies who helped propel him to power following a military takeover and mass street protests. / AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBA

In the waning days of the Mugabe Administration, the 93-year-old president who had ruled Zimbabwe for the better part of three decades, lost the support of his key allies.

His Vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa who he had fired week’s prior purportedly at the behest of his wife Grace Mugabe who it was rumored had plans to step into the role. He lost the support of his military, which…