Gambia's former President plunders millions of dollars in his final week

Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh is now in exile in Equatorial Guinea after stepping down amid pressure from West African leaders.

According to Southern Africa Report editor, Crystal Orderson, Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power.

Basically there is nothing left in the Gambian fiscus.

Crystal Orderson, Southern Africa Report editor

Adama Barrow, who is still in Senegal and likely to be returning in a few hours back to Gambia will inherit the country with no money.

Crystal Orderson, Southern Africa Report editor

Jammeh is safe in Equatorial Guinea since it is not a signatory to the Rome Statue.

Crystal Orderson, Southern Africa Report editor

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Xolani Gwala also weighed in on the Gambian issue.

It is because of the decisive intervention of the Economic Community of West Africa, Ecowas that the people Gambia are now going to enjoy the first constitutional transfer of power since 1965.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

This is historic. The event sets a precedent for African countries to end authoritarian regimes.

Xolani Gwala, 702 Breakfast host

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