Following up from last night- Zimbabwe Coup in Process?Wondering how this overthrow fits into the grander scheme of things?
Mugabe confined to his house:
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is confined to his home in Harare but is otherwise fine, said President Jacob Zuma
Zuma, who is also chairperson of the Southern African Development Community, spoke to Mugabe earlier on Wednesday after the country’s armed forces seized power in a move it says is needed to stave off a violent conflict.
Perhaps his wife isn't?
Grace Mugabe, the wife of Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe, has fled the country for Namibia, according to reports.
Mrs Mugabe is said to have left Zimbabwe following a night of unrest which saw her and her husband seized by troops.
|Robert and Grace Mugabe|
An ambassador to SA from the official opposition political party in Zimbabwe says all indications are that Zimbabwe is heading to military rule.
In the past week the country’s war veterans and its white farmers have come together as unlikely allies in a new battle: to unseat President Robert Mugabe (93) and curb the ambitions of his wife, Grace.
Together with the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) — led by the recently sacked vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa — and with what is thought to be the backing of the armed forces, the farmers and war vets have vowed to form a transitional government whose aim will be to return Zimbabwe to its past glory.Emmerson Mnangagwa seemed to be the benefactor of the coup, that was discernible just browsing through a dozen or so news articles last night
|Man of the moment: Emmerson Mnangagwa is being touted to lead the country|