ACCORDING TO ONE LOCAL POLITICAL OBSERVER. MNANGAGWA, WIDELY FEARED AND DESPISED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, COULD BE AN EVEN MORE REPRESSIVE LEADER IF HE TURNS OUT TO BE MUGABE’S ANNOINTED ONE. END SUMMARY.
That is from a US cable from the Department of State Bureau of African Affairs which discussed the possible accession of Zimbabwe politician Emmerson Mnangagwa, aka the “crocodile.”
It was written in 2000 and you can read the rest via Wikileaks here.