ED among 100 most influential people in world

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Pamela Shumba, Senior Reporter
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has been listed in TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2018.

The magazine’s 100 most influential list features individuals recognised for changing the world in one way or the other.

President Mnangagwa was on Thursday named among other influential people that include China’s president, Xi Jinping, United States President Donald Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry.

Presidential spokesperson and Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Permanent Secretary Mr George Charamba yesterday said the recognition was something to be celebrated by all fair minded Zimbabweans.

“What it means is that our re-engagement thrust with the erstwhile hostile western world is beginning to make a positive impact. What we have in this recognition is an acknowledgement of the face of our nation in the President, which means an embracing of the policies of the new dispensation,” said Mr Charamba.

“It’s a good enough foundation for our economic recovery and goals. TIME is much more than just a magazine. It’s a sensibility of the western world and for that reason it mirrors an attitude which we must build on.”

There is a short write-up for everyone listed by the magazine written by an equally prominent individual.

President Mnangagwa is listed in the leaders’ category and a write-up on him was done by Zimbabwean activist, Evan Mawarire.

“The elation that greeted the end of Robert Mugabe’s 37-year reign naturally enough transformed into hopes for his successor. And in his first 100 days, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa spoke of re-engaging, forgiveness, democracy and unity,” said Mawarire.

Since coming to power in November last year, President Mnangagwa has been working to end the country’s international isolation and woo international investors.

He has promised credible elections and ensured that civil liberties are entrenched.

The President has also been working to promote unity and tolerance, emphasising that even though people may differ politically, they should work together. — @pamelashumba1.

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  • George Bango

    What are you smoking down there at the Chronicle office?Really Really? I rest my case on these praise singers.

  • dongamuzi BORN

    ‘features on the list of individuals recognized for changing the world one way or the other ‘ ……seriously???Chronicle what has become of you and and your editor?you have lost my respect with your pathetic reporting.In what way has ED changed our world?is there money in banks ?show us tangible FDI brought in by your president in the few months he has been strolling around using my money with his looters! today you are singing his praises yesterday when Mgabe fired him he was a sellout!when Times Magazines today is your darling??yazi liyenyanyisa ma reporters ale news paper!yini elasenzela inja enguMgabe yacabanga ukuthi inguNkulunkulu now you doing the same ngoMgagwagwagwa.Since engenile londoda angikezwa lutho olubi noma aluphazamisayo uyingelosi na?yazi you people are a pathetic lot i run out of words to describe your ass-lickingness………..sis

    • Ton van Der Parker

      Chronicle lost its reputation long time ago. The reporting is nausi

  • ndabazenu

    Ummmm. This is nonsense. What has this scarf-wearing guy done to improve the lives of Zimbos. Mnccc! Umsuzo. Kuyanuka

  • Chokwadi

    This is sad news, the fool has sold the country to the west. Mugabe was never included, they are doing it for a reason. They have something to gain. Zimbabweans after Mugabe think that being colonized again will improve their lives, wrong, it will get worse.