Condoleezza Rice says Zimbabwe’s president must go. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is urging South Africa to increase its pressure on a neighboring countries leader to step down. Calling it “well past time” for Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe to leave office, Rice urged involvement. Mugabe’s rule has left much of the nation divided and in ruin. Rice’s criticism is not her first verbal lashing of the president, who she previously called a disgrace to African people.