Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Zimbabwe Coup: Mugabe Out- Mnangagwa In

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Emmerson Mnangagwa
 
Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa congratulated Zimbabweans after former President Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday evening as pressure mounted for him to step down.
Mnangagwa said that he is on his way back to Zimbabwe after going into self-imposed exile following his dismissal on 6 November. Said Mnangagwa:
I want to congratulate the people of Zimbabwe on reaching this historic moment. Together we will ensure a peaceful transition to the consolidation of our democracy, and bring in a fresh start for all Zimbabweans and foster peace and unity. As I make my way back home, I look forward together with you the people of Zimbabwe to tackle the political and economic challenges facing our beloved country Zimbabwe. God bless Zimbabwe.

Recall my mention of Mnangagwa being in South Africa? 
Flashback: What did South Africa Know About the Zimbabwe Coup?

"She said Mnangagwa was allowed to enter South Africa after he was fired and was then allowed to return to Zimbabwe after the military made its move on Tuesday, suggesting that South Africa had some knowledge of the developments" 

Clearly South Africa's government was aware that a coup was going to take place, giving shelter and protection to Mnangagwa.What other nations shared that awareness?

Flashback : Mugabe under "house arrest" Emmerson Mnangawa, Man of the Hour

In this post I touched on the gold, diamonds and platinum resources of Zimbabwe 

Let's talk diamonds.

From an older article, but, I've little reason to doubt the very big problem of an over abundance of diamonds in Zimbabwe had been appropriately dealt with under Mugabe.

Aljazeera 2011-

Zimbabwe's $800bn Marange diamond fields may collapse the market if not soon brought within official channels. Supa Mandiwanzira, a representative of Zimbabwe's Diamond Consortium, stated that "we have the potential to destroy the whole industry" by flooding the markets. This was echoed by Zimbabwean Mines Minister Obert Mpofu, who catalysed a "walkout" by NGOs like PAC from the KP in June when he stated that diamonds would be sold with or without KP certification.
So, while for Western governments Zimbabwe presents a political problem, for the diamond industry (and diamond-producing nations) Zimbabwe presents a dangerous economic crisis in the making.

 There's been talk that diamond interests were behind the coup.. quite possible.
South Africa is also a diamond 'producing' nation- the shared interest in controlling the diamond market could see them playing a role in the coup- 
I cannot accept the idea that there were no outsiders involved in the overthrow of Mugabe.
 

4 comments:

  1. Mnangagwa is another Gulen!

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    1. Hey Ally- that's interesting!
      Can you explain that thought line, I find it quite intriguing :)

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    2. -Living in 'self-imposed exile' in South Africsa just like Gulen is in the US.
      -Supporting 'opposition' groups to weaken Mugabe's government.
      -Mnangagwa has influence within the military
      https://www.counterpunch.org/2017/11/21/what-is-behind-the-military-coup-in-zimbabwe/
      https://www.thestandard.co.zw/2017/10/15/prof-moyo-spills-beans-mnangagwa/

      And btw, Cambridge University has now introduced Abdullah Ocalan and the Kurdish 'freedom' movement into its Sociology Masters syllabus. They are giving lectures to students about his so-called 'Democratic Confederalism'. I have been following some people from Cambridge Uni on FB so I know. Disgusting to see just how far they will go to indoctrinate these students.
      https://www.sociology.cam.ac.uk/Events/drums-of-war-drums-of-peace-erdogan2019s-turkey-abdullah-ocalan-and-the-kurdish-freedom-movement
      I am glad that I never applied to Oxford or Cambridge!

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    3. Good points Ally...
      glad you brought them to my attention

      "Cambridge University has now introduced Abdullah Ocalan and the Kurdish 'freedom' movement into its Sociology Masters syllabus. They are giving lectures to students about his so-called 'Democratic Confederalism'

      What a farce! But then that is what university is all about, indoctrination vs education
      cultural control vs critical thinking
      big brother vs actual self determination

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