Two figures have dominated the politics of southern Africa in recent years. One is Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe. The other is South Africa’s 75-year-old President Jacob Zuma.
Now Mugabe is in military custody after an apparent coup d’etat brought an end to his 37-year rule.
Meanwhile Zuma is set to be replaced as the leader of the ruling African National Congress next month, and may be forced to step down from his eight-year-old presidency before the end of his term in 2019.
The potential departure of both men from the political scene leaves southern Africa at a crossroads.
In particular, both Zimbabwe and South Africa face enormous challenges with political corruption that has mushroomed under both Mugabe and Zuma.
On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at southern Africa in transition.
Joining the program:
Assistant producers: Jiwon Choi, Lexi Churchill, Jiwon Choi
Supervising producer: Rachel Foster-Gimbel
Visual editor: Aleissa Bleyl