Robert Mugabe’s rule is at an end, but Zimbabwe may not yet free

A minor miracle is happening in Zimbabwe. The 37-year dictatorship of Robert Mugabe is ending, by action of the Zimbabweans themselves. This is not the result of a former colonial power’s sanctions, as led to Mugabe’s original accession to power in 1980 after Britain forced out the apartheid President Ian Smith. This is not the result of an invasion assisted by a neighboring country, as Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo led their guerrillas from Mozambique and Zambia to harass Smith in the 1970s. Although admittedly precipitated by the military, Mugabe’s resignation was accomplished through democratic means. His own party convened and disavowed him. Then parliament commenced…