His broken motor spare parts business in Harare is closed for now. With hardly enough dollars to feed his family, David (not his real name) says this isn’t the Zimbabwe of milk and honey he imagined it would be.

During the heady days of November 2017, the seemingly impossible happened and Robert Mugabe was toppled after 37 years in power. During the coup d’etat (never officially recognised as such), David was one of the soldiers on the streets with the celebrating crowds.

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