Despot Mugabe Removed from Power in Zimbabwe Coup

Círeth

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Zimbabwe coup LIVE: Robert Mugabe under house arrest- army control - wife Grace in Namibia
ROBERT Mugabe has been removed from power and placed under house arrest with his family in what has been described as a "bloodless transition" as the military continues to deny reports of a coup

By Taryn Tarrant-Cornish and Vickiie Oliphant
PUBLISHED: 13:14, Wed, Nov 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 13:22, Wed, Nov 15, 2017

  • Robert Mugabe has been removed from power and his former vice president installed as an interim president
  • Zimbabwe's military officials continue to deny reports of a coup
  • Harare is swarming with army soldiers, blocking roads and preventing access to government buildings
  • Ruling party ZANU PF says the so-called crisis is not a coup but a "bloodless transition"
  • Mugabe is safe but reportedly being held at home with his family, including wife Grace
  • A number of arrests have been made, including Zanu-PF youth wing leader and Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo
  • There is calm on the streets of Harare, despite the presence of troops
  • The army challenged Mr Mugabe after he sacked the vice-president
  • Zimbabwe's army takes over the national broadcaster, ZBC
  • Brits have been urged to remain indoors under Foreign Office advice as Theresa May said the situation remained fluid

The move comes after the Zimbabwe army seized power overnight with gunshots and explosions heard in the capital.

President Robert Mugabe, 93, is allegedly now preparing to step down, a few hours after the Zimbabwean military took over power, a leading South African news website has reported.

Jane Morley, Zimbabwe Analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit said: “The situation in Zimbabwe remains highly fluid following the military takeover on November 14th.

“There are suggestions that the incumbent, Robert Mugabe, will resign, after which an interim government will take over, and elections held.

“However, it is far from clear that any such polls would be free and fair. A managed election process would in all likelihood lead to the victory of former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, the army's favoured candidate. "


https://www.express.co.uk/news/worl...NU-PDF-Party-army-military-Emmerson-Mnangagwa
 

Endangered

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Zimbabwe used to be known as "Rhodesia". It was one of the most productive agricultural countries in the world. The problem was the farms were owned by Europeans who actually knew how to farm. When a new ruler came into power he seized these highly productive farms and redistributed them to the native Zimbabweans. Immediately ag production dropped to almost zero and it has never recovered.
Some would call this a blend of socialism, communism and dictatorship.
I call this a rip roarin' failure.
 

Simon of Syrene

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At times God allows a godless man to remain in power for a long time for his purposes. I prayed for such a lot time for his removal but God did not answer. Yet. In His time God makes all things possible. I should know. I was born in the then Rhodesia. A lot of people have prayed for Mr Mugabe to go but God had his sovereign reason to keep him in power. It sure got a lot of us on our knees!
 

DanLMP

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At times God allows a godless man to remain in power for a long time for his purposes. I prayed for such a lot time for his removal but God did not answer. Yet. In His time God makes all things possible. I should know. I was born in the then Rhodesia. A lot of people have prayed for Mr Mugabe to go but God had his sovereign reason to keep him in power. It sure got a lot of us on our knees!
I pray the net result ends up being positive for the country.
 
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