For the first time in almost 40 years, Africa’s ‘strong man’ Robert Mugabe could be losing his tight grip on the Presidency of Zimbabwe ever since he ascended to that position in 1980. Yes, Mugabe has been the President of the Southern Africa country for close to 38 years now.
The military tanks are currently patrolling the capital, Harare and it has been confirmed that they have Mugabe under house arrest. This confirmation came from South Africa after President Jacob Zuma phoned his Zimbabwean counterpart to inquire about his whereabouts following the breaking of the news that the military might be conducting a coup.
Although the military has come out to state categorically that they are not doing a coup, there is no doubt that in this instance Mugabe is not calling the shots anymore. The military is said to have taken over control of the state TV and addressed the citizens saying they are targeting criminals.
Events leading to this seeming coup in Zimbabwe
President Mugabe (now 93-years-old) last week dismissed his deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, following accusation he was plotting his death (even claiming he sought the services …read more