AS IT HAPPENED: Mnangagwa 'helped map post-Mugabe #Zimbabwe' - report

2017-11-16 07:30

The situation remains uncertain in Zimbabwe after the army placed President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest, triggering speculation of a military coup.

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16 Nov 14:55

Mnangagwa 'has been planning a post-Mugabe vision for more than a year' – report

Zimbabwe's ex-deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa has been mapping out a post-Robert Mugabe vision with the military and opposition for more than a year, says intelligence reports according to Reuters.

16 Nov 14:53

16 Nov 14:30

'We want a clear roadmap,' civil groups say amid Zim crisis

Zimbabwe's civil society organisations (CSOs) have called for a "clear and implementable road map", as the country's political deadlock after a military takeover on Wednesday continued.

16 Nov 14:16

16 Nov 14:01

Mujuru 'unaware' of transitional govt talks for Zimbabwe

Former vice president of Zimbabwe Joice Mujuru said on Thursday that she was unaware of talks about a transitional government.

16 Nov 13:59
Zimbabwe protest pastor Evan Mawarire says citizens "can't stand by and do nothing"

16 Nov 13:48

A political source who spoke to senior allies holed up with Mugabe and his family in his lavish "Blue House" Harare compound said Mugabe had no plans to resign voluntarily ahead of elections scheduled for 2018.  

"It's a sort of stand-off, a stalemate," the source said. "They are insisting the president must finish his term." - Reuters

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Workers walk past a photograph of President Robert Mugabe at a government building in Harare. (AP)

16 Nov 13:33

People across Zimbabwe are facing uncertainty amid quiet talks to resolve the country's political turmoil and the likely end of President Robert Mugabe's decades-long rule.  

Mugabe has been in military custody and there is no sign of the recently fired deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa, who fled the country last week. (AP)

16 Nov 13:24
Zimbabwean intelligence reports seen by Reuters suggest that former security chief Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was ousted as vice-president this month, has been mapping out a post-Mugabe vision with the military and opposition for more than a year.

16 Nov 13:23
Priest Fidelis Mukonori is acting as a middle-man between Mugabe and the generals who seized power on Wednesday in a targeted operation against "criminals" in his entourage, a senior political source told Reuters.

16 Nov 13:20

After coup, will Zimbabwe see democracy or dictatorship?

For decades, Robert Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe in a ruthless, even reckless manner. Over nearly 40 years, he turned the “jewel of Africa” into an economic basket case that’s seen inflation of up to 800%.

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16 Nov 13:14
"What divides us as a nation is smaller than what binds us" - Mujuru

16 Nov 13:13
Mujuru: We urge Zimbabweans that the observation of the rule of law be the cornerstone of our democracy

16 Nov 13:07
Joice Mujuru says is the nominated candidate for the People's Rainbow Coalition

16 Nov 13:04
Zimbabwe press briefing underway

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16 Nov 12:49

Mugabe set to handover power to ex-VP Mnangagwa 'imminently' - report

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is reportedly expected to hand over power "imminently" to his former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

16 Nov 12:44
President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday, and is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup - Retuers

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16 Nov 12:00

Zimbabweans face uncertain future without Mugabe

Zimbabweans were weighing an uncertain future without President Robert Mugabe Thursday after the army took power and placed the 93-year-old veteran, once seen as a liberation hero, under house arrest.

16 Nov 11:50
Zimbabwe in crisis

16 Nov 11:49

Zimbabwe war vet Secretary General Victor Matemadanda responds to a question on Mugabe's whereabouts:  

"You have never asked where Mugabe is, why today?"

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16 Nov 11:34
Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association Secretary General Victor Matemadanda shows support for the actions of the army

16 Nov 11:27

Statement by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission on the situation in Zimbabwe  

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, is closely following the developments in Zimbabwe.  

He urges all stakeholders to address the current situation in accordance with the Constitution of Zimbabwe and the relevant instruments of the African Union, including the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.  

The Chairperson of the Commission stresses that it is crucial that the crisis is resolved in a manner that promotes democracy and human rights, as well as the socio-economic development of Zimbabwe.  

The Chairperson of the Commission expresses the commitment of the African Union to working closely with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the leaders of the region, and to support their efforts.  

In this regard, the African Union associates itself with the statement made by President Jacob Zuma of South Africa on behalf of SADC.

16 Nov 11:25

SADC meeting on Zimbabwe set to kick off in Botswana

A meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Co-operation is expected to kick off in Gaborone on Thursday to discuss the political developments in Zimbabwe.

16 Nov 11:23
Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association Secretary General Victor Matemadanda said that the ruling party had lost direction as it was now under the control of the youth wing instead of the main wing as per the constitution.

16 Nov 11:21

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The key players being targeted by the Zimbabwe military are the so-called G40.

The whereabouts of all of them are unknown, although sources in Harare have said some are in detention.  

GRACE MUGABE - Mugabe's 52-year-old wife rose from political obscurity to the top ranks of the ruling ZANU-PF party and, after the purge a week ago of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, became the front-runner to succeed her husband.  

JONATHAN MOYO - A slick propagandist and former information minister, Moyo was G40's brains and mouthpiece who never shied away from an acerbic comment or Tweet about his rivals. His Twitter feed has been uncharacteristically silent since the coup.  

SAVIOR KASUKUWERE - A bruising former ZANU-PF Youth minister nicknamed "Tyson", Kasukuwere ran Mugabe's attempts to "indigenise" the economy, essentially forcing foreign investors to surrender large stakes in their businesses to locals.  

IGNATIUS CHOMBO - A former university lecturer and Mugabe's homeboy, Chombo was promoted in an October cabinet reshuffle from the interior ministry to the finance portfolio, just as a severe domestic currency shortage tipped over into full-blown financial collapse.  

AUGUSTINE CHIHURI - As Commissioner General of the police, Chihuri was accused by rights groups of presiding over vicious crackdowns on dissent and popular protest in the last 18 months.  

KUDZAI CHIPANGA - The 35-year-old youth leader ingratiated himself to Mugabe and Grace and organised nationwide youth rallies that Grace Mugabe used to attack Mnangagwa and his allies - Reuters

16 Nov 11:07

Zimbabwe calm but tense as Mugabe is urged to go peacefully

People across Zimbabwe are starting another day of uncertainty amid quiet talks to resolve the country's political turmoil and the likely end of President Robert Mugabe's decades-long rule.

16 Nov 11:05

Far from uhuru for Zimbabwe

What is sad about all this is that what is being done has nothing to do with creating better lives for Zimbabweans. It is all about self serving individuals who think they are entitled to rule this country, writes Crecey Kuyedzwa.

16 Nov 10:52

Grace's allies 'fished out' from Mugabe's Borrowdale mansion – report

Two leaders of Zanu-PF's Generation 40 (G40) faction – Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere and Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo - have reportedly been arrested by the army.

16 Nov 10:51

From Cabinet briefing now:  


Cabinet supports the intervention by President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as Chair of SADC in response to the Zimbabwean situation.

He has sent Special Envoys, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and State Security Minister, Adv Bongani Bongo. They are to meet with President Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean Defence Force. 

Thereafter proceed to brief President João Lourenço as the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security.  Further updates on this matter will be communicated by the Presidency.

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16 Nov 10:32
SA delegation has landed in Zimbabwe to conduct negotiations

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16 Nov 10:11
SA Cabinet supports the intervention in the Zimbabwean crisis. Envoys will meet Mugabe and head of defence force - Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi

16 Nov 10:05

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