#News24 ICYMI: New dawn? Top 10 stories on the Zim crisis

2017-11-15 18:37
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. (Jekesai Njikizana/AFP)

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe. (Jekesai Njikizana/AFP)

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Cape Town - Political tension has reached boiling point in Zimbabwe with the military usurping power from President Robert Mugabe to crack down on corrupt leaders.

Here is a list of our top headlines:

Zuma deploys special envoy to Zimbabwe, denounces unconstitutional takeover

President Zuma, who says he spoke to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, has deployed a special envoy to that country amid military intervention described by analysts as a coup.

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EFF: South Africa must offer Mugabe political asylum

The EFF has thrown its weight behind the military in troubled Zimbabwe by calling for a peaceful transition of power and for South Africa to offer President Robert Mugabe political asylum.

Luthando Vikilahle filed this report

Mnangagwa: Zimbabwe's leader in waiting?

Emmerson Mnangagwa appears well-placed to return to a leading role in Zimbabwe following the army's takeover in response to President Robert Mugabe's sacking of the former vice president.


                                          Emmerson Mnangagwa. (Jekesai Njikizana/AFP)

18 of Robert Mugabe's most famous quotes

Here is a quick look at Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's colourful language - from homosexuality and Britain, to Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

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TIMELINE: From VP sacking to Mugabe house arrest

Here is a timeline of the recent crisis in Zimbabwe, which has seen the military take control of the country with President Robert Mugabe saying he is under house arrest.

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Zimbabwe war vets group wants Mugabe recalled

The head of Zimbabwe's influential war veterans association says they stand with the army and that President Robert Mugabe should be recalled as president and ruling party leader.


Life carries on as normal in Zimbabwe – citizens

Life for most of citizens in Harare appears to be carrying on normally, despite a heavy military presence and President Robert Mugabe's "house arrest".


This 'implosion' is good for the people of Zimbabwe - residents

Residents in Harare and Chinhoyi share their views on the suspected military coup currently taking place in Zimbabwe against President Robert Mugabe.


Zimbabwe crisis: EU urges 'peaceful' resolution

The EU has called for a "peaceful resolution" to the crisis in Zimbabwe, following military intervention which saw President Robert Mugabe placed under house arrest.


'Peace and love over everything' - Robert Mugabe Jr

Amidst heightened tensions in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe's son, Robert Mugabe Jr, has posted an archive video of his father denouncing military takeover.

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Mugabe's party accuses army chief of 'treasonable conduct'

Zimbabwe's ruling party has accused the army chief of "treasonable conduct" after he challenged President Robert Mugabe over the sacking of the vice president, in the latest sign of worsening instability in the country.


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