Just as an update to this entry, Robert Mugabe has resigned as President of Zimbabwe this evening. I must admit that I’m both surprised and relieved: I had visions of that stupid old man trying to cling on to power to the bitter end. He seemed to have the air of the despot too him, the kind that thinks a country is their property to rule, and any attempt remove them from power, or even criticise them in any way, is an attack on the state itself. (I get the same feeling from Trump, frankly). Now that he’s gone, hopefully Zimbabwe can begin a bright fresh chapter in it’s life. We should all be happy to see the back of such a brutal despot.