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Davos vultures to meet ‘the crocodile’ of Zimbabwe

The ruthless new leader of Zimbabwe is being welcomed by the global elite in Davos this week – despite his links to decades of repression and genocide alongside predecessor Robert Mugabe.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, nicknamed ‘the crocodile’, became president of the African nation last year when Mugabe was forced out after a 37-year rule.

Mnangagwa will set out his vision for the country during a 30-minute address at the annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Alongside the bosses of most major banks and the biggest US and British companies, attendees this year include US President Donald Trump.

The talk by Mnangagwa is one in a series called ‘An Insight, An Idea’, which will also feature Hollywood actress Cate Blanchett describing her work with refugees and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai telling how she was shot by the Taliban for going to school.


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