In the Jaws of the Crocodile

Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Rise to Power in Zimbabwe

Ray Ndlovu


  • Penguin
  • Johannesburg
  • Forthcoming 2018
  • English
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages


It is impossible to understand recent groundbreaking events in Zimbabwe without insight into the role of Emmerson Mnangagwa. The fall of Robert Mugabe and the inauguration of Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s new president in November 2017 were events that no one could have predicted. Drawing on interviews with Mnangagwa, his family, his allies and opponents, and senior political figures, this book explores the behind-the-scenes story of how Mnangagwa pushed back and rose to power, changing the fate of a nation.


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Ray Ndlovu is the Zimbabwe writer for The Sunday Times and also writes for its sister publication Business Day. Previously, he worked for The Financial Gazette.