Zimbabwe: Army moves in to oust Mugabe

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…Mugabe accuse army of treason

Armoured vehicles have been spotted in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare a day after the army commander, General Constantino Chiwenga, threatened to step in to resolve the political tensions in the ruling ZANU-PF.

President Robert Mugabe sparked the rift with the military by sacking his Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa, a long time comrade of his.

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Army plotting to oust Mugabe

The sacking has been interpreted as Mugabe’s way paving the way for his wife, Grace, to succeed him.

Mnangagwa, who enjoyed the backing of the military and is known as the “crocodile” because of his perceived shrewdness, fled the country. He alleged he and his family have been threatened.

Over 100 senior officials allegedly supporting him have been listed for disciplinary measures by a faction associated with the Mugabe dynasty.

On Monday, General Chiwenga warned that the military would not hesitate to step in to end purges against former liberation war fighters.

“We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that, when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in,” said the General.

He added: “The current purging  targeting members of the party with a liberation background must stop forthwith.”

ZANU-PF responded by accusing the commander of “treasonable conduct intended to disturb national peace and incite insurrection”.

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  1. Vyakayipa ku Zimbabwe the country is ruled by ghost not human mumthu zaka 98 angakuudzeni chani????? Even our mphongo munthalika timulande bomali

  2. When leaders hav become lions when they can no longer represent thei people God will always intervene to rescue His people .Learn to be a good leader fear God ask for wisdom He wil make you a good leader. Time is up for Mugabe ther is no life President ,the evils that men do lives after them.In malawi we hv problems too alot of them this leader is not helping us may the Good Lord help us .

  3. Vuto ndi anthu amene anazindikira atsogoleri athuwa amanama kwambiri kuti azikondedwa zotsatira zake mtsogoleriyo amasokera ,baba Mugabe was a hero now will be reduced to zero just becoz someone cheated him that he is still strong to rule.African leaders take care.In other countries they follow Constitution e.g. Botswana .

  4. Koma nkhani imeneyi malume mwawauza?kuti mwina adziwe kuti kulanda boma ndichani?osamangowamanga achina KABWILA A ULEMU opanda chifukwa anzawo uku boma likupita ndithu.

  5. Mugabe the african pillor, last man standing tall, the is standing at the middle the majority of 50% in zimbabwe lyks him just as the majority of 50% hates him while 70% of africans lyks him

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  7. i would support the move in a manner that some African leaders cling to power no matter they know that they are failures,dictators,old;such leaders deserve an iron fist,rough removal from power.

  8. ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION!!! Ladies and gentlemen Boys and Girls Brothers and sisters. Uncles and aunties Nephews and nieces Doctors and nurses Neighbours and Colleagues Students and graduates. I really don’t have anything to say. Thanks for your attention

  9. I think kelvin your right we cant make a progress if we dont have alook to what is happening to other countries around us.I hope we as malawians we will going to get a point from zimbabwe so that that will never happen to malawi oky.lastly am agreeing with kelvin on the point that some one may be is behind all scenes in southern africa to destroy our peace and harmony but I thing for us here in malawi is avoidable.

  10. A Malawi,kodi mukuziwa chachitika kuti atsilikali akuzimbabwe achite izi??,Mugabe anachosa vice wake ndipo waika mkazi wake kukhala vice president.Kukanakhala ku Malawi mukanatani??.Ameneyitu amangidwa,chifukwa watenga zimbabwe ngati ziko lamakolo ake.

  11. What goes around comes around. And Zimbabwe is not / will never be a family property. What the Zimbabwe army commander has done is the only way to go when the leaders have started doing what it pleases them forgetting the people they represent.

  12. I don’t care what people say about Mugabe. This is treason,plain and simple. This only stands to create chaos in Zimbabwe and the whole southern africa region. This may result in a war and the whole peaceful Southern Africa region will be left with the threat of Islamic extremism, an influx of military hardware. The whole region will no longer be safe. and all this for what??

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