Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,368,237 members, 5,265,076 topics. Date: Thursday, 14 November 2019 at 11:23 PM

Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare - Foreign Affairs - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Politics / Foreign Affairs / Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare (55023 Views)

Ogundamisi: Robert Mugabe Could Not Take His Massive Mansion With Him (Pix) / Thousands March Against Robert Mugabe In Harare (Photos) / Coup Rumors In Zimbabwe, Tanks Head To Harare Over Mugabe's Row With Army (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply) (Go Down)

Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by lalasticlala(m): 3:05pm On Nov 16, 2017
Mugabe's exit is 'a done deal' but Zimbabwe is still in limbo

Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN)The decades-long grip on power of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared to be over on Thursday as his main opposition rival returned to the country amid efforts to form a transitional government.

Morgan Tsvangirai, who had been receiving cancer treatment abroad, returned to Harare after Wednesday's military takeover, two sources with knowledge of his movements said.

One source, a senior member of Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) party, said talks were underway with military leaders about an administration that includes the opposition, with the tacit backing of key regional allies.
The source described the arrangement as a "a done deal," but there was no indication on Thursday that Mugabe plans to go quietly. The 93-year-old leader, who is under house arrest in Harare, has not made any public statement since the military seized control Wednesday.

Key developments

Mugabe detained: South African President Jacob Zuma said the veteran leader was being held at home but was "fine." Rumors have swirled that Mugabe would make a statement but none has so far been forthcoming.
South African envoys: Two envoys dispatched by Zuma arrived in Harare for talks Thursday. Zuma, as chair of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), called for a meeting of the group in Botswana for Thursday.
Grace Mugabe: It was unclear whether the President's 52-year-old wife was at home with him in Harare. Robert Mugabe's efforts to position his wife as his successor infuriated the old guard in his party.


Transition talks
Zimbabwe's military seized control of state institutions early Wednesday and placed Mugabe under house arrest, but insisted it was not staging a coup, throwing the country into political limbo.
Sources told CNN that transition talks were taking place in Zimbabwe to engineer a peaceful exit for Mugabe, who has ruled the country for 37 years and planned to contest the next election in 2018.
"There is a transition of power underway and it has tacit agreement from regional powers," the opposition party source told CNN.
"There are active talks underway to form a transitional government and that transitional government will need to include the opposition."
Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai at a rally in Harare on August 5, 2017.

It was unclear what role Tsvangirai would play in that administration. He served as prime minister under a power-sharing deal with Mugabe after a disputed election in 2008, but Mugabe regained full control in 2013 amid further allegations of election fraud.
Key to any transitional administration will be Emmerson Mnangagwa, the powerful former Vice President, who was widely tipped to become the country's next leader. Mnangagwa was dismissed by Mugabe last week, in a decision that triggered the latest political turmoil.
His dismissal fueled speculation that Mugabe was clearing the way for his wife, Grace, to take over the presidency in the event of his retirement or death.
Mnangagwa remains one of the most powerful figures in the country and derives much of his support from the military. He has not been sighted in Harare since he was fired and his whereabouts are still unknown.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/16/africa/zimbabwe-unrest/index.html

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe in crunch talks over future

South African government ministers are in Harare for crisis talks with ousted President Robert Mugabe and military leaders who have seized control.

They are trying to reach a deal on the future of Zimbabwe and the man who has led the country for 37 years and is now under house arrest.
The Southern African Development Community (Sadc) regional bloc is to hold emergency talks shortly.
But sources suggest Mr Mugabe may be resisting pressure to resign.
They say Mr Mugabe is insisting he remains the legitimate president.

Likewise, the head of the African Union, Guinean President Alpha Conde, has said the AU "will in no case accept" the military seizure of power. He said he was "inviting the army to return to its barracks and return to constitutional order"

So what's going on in Harare now?

The capital has been on edge.
Mr Mugabe has been under house arrest. A Roman Catholic priest known to him for years, Father Fidelis Mukonori, is trying to mediate a deal on his future with the military.
South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe Maphisa-Nqakula and State Security Minister Bongani Bongo are meeting Mr Mugabe on behalf of the SADC, which South Africa currently leads.
Sticking points are said to include what role Mr Mnangagwa will play and the security of Mr Mugabe's family.

Zanu-PF's UK representative, Nick Mangwana, has suggested to the BBC that Mr Mugabe could remain nominally in power until the party congress in December, when Mr Mnangagwa would be formally installed as party and national leader.
Reuters news agency is quoting a source as saying Mr Mugabe's wife Grace is in Mr Mugabe's compound, along with senior figures from the "Generation-40" group supportive of the first lady - cabinet ministers Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere,

The Sadc mission will be pushing for a democratic solution. The body, which represents 16 countries, does not support coup-led governments as this would set a dangerous precedent in the largely peaceful region, says the BBC's Pumza Fihlani in Johannesburg.
A Sadc emergency meeting is scheduled to take place in Botswana at 15:00 local time (13:00 GMT) to try to help find a resolution.

And Zimbabwe's opposition?

One Zimbabwean opposition leader, Tendai Biti, told the BBC he wanted to see a transitional authority in place.
"It is urgent that we go back to democracy," he said. "It is urgent that we go back to legitimacy but we need a transitional period and I think, I hope, that dialogue can now be opened between the army and Zimbabweans."
He later told Reuters that he would join a national unity government if Morgan Tsvangirai, head of the Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai (MDC-T) party, was also in it. Mr Tsvangirai has been abroad receiving treatment for cancer.

What's happened to Grace Mugabe's supporters?

Reports suggest that the military are now trying to quash the threat posed by Mrs Mugabe and her allies.
On Wednesday, one of her key allies, Zanu-PF youth wing leader Kudzai Chipanga, made a televised apology for criticising the head of the army as a war of words raged prior to the military takeover.

What are Zimbabweans being told?

Zimbabwe's media usually toe the government line and today's lead stories make it clear there is a new line to follow.
There is a striking absence of tough questions about what the army is doing.
"Business as usual countrywide," says The Herald, a government-owned newspaper. Yesterday it reassured readers there was "No military takeover".
State TV and radio stations have returned to regular programming, with Thursday's lunchtime news bulletin on state TV giving little indication of the political upheaval.
Some privately owned newspapers have dared to address the possible end of Robert Mugabe's rule.
"Transitional govt planned … as Mugabe cornered," the Financial Gazette reports. "Zimbabwe scents the end of an era," it said.
"It could easily have been entitled The end of an error. A 37-year-old error," says a similarly headlined commentary in NewsDay.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-42006777


LIVE: Mugabe seen moving through Zimbabwe's capital

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.

Witnesses are confirming the sighting of the motorcade of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe moving through the capital, Harare.

They say a helicopter was hovering at the same time the motorcade was sighted.

It was not immediately clear where the motorcade was going.

Zimbabweans are seizing on the political limbo to urge the president to peacefully step aside after decades in power.

- AP

https://www.news24.com/Africa/Zimbabwe/live-mnangagwa-helped-map-post-mugabe-zimbabwe-report-20171116

2 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by happney65: 3:08pm On Nov 16, 2017
Yes,For the first time in Years i made front-page..I need to go celebrate it..Made FP on Mugabe's story this shows his ousting is a good one for Zimbabwe and Africa in General..However it might not be a good one in the long run if the Former VP that orchestrated this coup is retained back in Power..Time will tell!

2 Likes

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by Totino: 3:08pm On Nov 16, 2017
How the mighty fall


nairavsdollars:
RIP Mugabe. I will miss your lovely quotes.

Did you read the post??

15 Likes 1 Share

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by Evablizin(f): 3:15pm On Nov 16, 2017
Hmm okay,update about Mugabe and his country will not end today or tomorrow just like Evans.

15 Likes 1 Share

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by femidejulius(m): 3:19pm On Nov 16, 2017
The western world will be happy Mugabe is deposed. Mugabe has been a Pan African who cannot be threatened or controlled by the West. In spite of several sanctions, there were no popular uprising against Mugabe.

Mugabe may have several shortcomings but he is an African hero.

110 Likes 6 Shares

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by miqos02(m): 3:20pm On Nov 16, 2017
cool
Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by mrphysics(m): 3:20pm On Nov 16, 2017
I think the people of Zimbabwe should cease the opportunity to remove the old president and try not to put a man too powerful to reject opposition.

3 Likes

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by nairavsdollars(f): 3:21pm On Nov 16, 2017
RIP Mugabe. I will miss your lovely quotes.
Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by hahn(m): 3:21pm On Nov 16, 2017
femidejulius:
The western world will be happy Mugabe is deposed. Mugabe has been a Pan African who cannot be threatened or controlled by the West. In spite of several sanctions, there were no popular uprising against Mugabe.

Mugabe may have several shortcomings but he is an African hero.

African hero? Really? undecided

26 Likes 4 Shares

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by BlindAngel: 3:22pm On Nov 16, 2017
It's a good thing that the military quickly intervened, the wife has already started controlling him.

The down fall of this once great man, was caused by a woman.

5 Likes 1 Share

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by timilehin007(m): 3:23pm On Nov 16, 2017
A true African hero...fearless and very bold..Obama nightmare..

6 Likes 2 Shares

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by sdindan: 3:23pm On Nov 16, 2017
grin
The end of an era
Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by doyouknowjohnny: 3:23pm On Nov 16, 2017
if only his successor would be someone young with bright ideas that can turn their economic situation around. But Africans have a thing for old men. They tend to misinterpret the adage that with old age comes wisdom

3 Likes 1 Share

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by Nobody: 3:24pm On Nov 16, 2017
Amazing update.....
Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by nairalandbuzz(m): 3:24pm On Nov 16, 2017
I am sorry for this guy o...

Him suppose don release power since... now him just rubbish him record... at least we no hear of crime against humanity...

1 Like

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by femi4: 3:24pm On Nov 16, 2017
femidejulius:
The western world will be happy Mugabe is deposed. Mugabe has been a Pan African who cannot be threatened or controlled by the West. In spite of several sanctions, there were no popular uprising against Mugabe.

Mugabe may have several shortcomings but he is an African hero dictator.
fixed!

18 Likes

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by okey4reel(m): 3:24pm On Nov 16, 2017
yeye man, that serves him right, them for leave am make him die on top the seat, rubbish
Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by sdindan: 3:24pm On Nov 16, 2017
femidejulius:
The western world will be happy Mugabe is deposed. Mugabe has been a Pan African who cannot be threatened or controlled by the West. In spite of several sanctions, there were no popular uprising against Mugabe.

Mugabe may have several shortcomings but he is an African hero.

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

1 Like

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by amiibaby(f): 3:25pm On Nov 16, 2017
Eiya how the mighty fallen
Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by iamdannyfc(m): 3:25pm On Nov 16, 2017
That is what happen when you are too power hungary...



Wetin even consign me self, me wey wan write exam(waec,neco,jamb) come dey do amebo instead make i dey Onlysage Community with serious students to dey do Question&Answer(Study)...
Lemme come and be goin
Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by IgedeBushBoy(m): 3:25pm On Nov 16, 2017
Mugabe's issue is still commedy to me up till now grin

One down cheesy

2 Likes

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by nairalandbuzz(m): 3:25pm On Nov 16, 2017
femidejulius:
The western world will be happy Mugabe is deposed. Mugabe has been a Pan African who cannot be threatened or controlled by the West. In spite of several sanctions, there were no popular uprising against Mugabe.

Mugabe may have several shortcomings but he is an African hero.


Gbabe...


This is what some people do not understand... The likes of the Gambian President and Libyan President that got ousted will forever be lingering in the mistakes Africa made... Those were the ones that stood behind Africa and really gave the West a tough time

12 Likes

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by tripoli007(m): 3:25pm On Nov 16, 2017
Hope they dont follow the path of Libya,Iraq and co
Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by femidejulius(m): 3:25pm On Nov 16, 2017
femi4:
fixed!

Which western leader isn't a dictator? President George Bush who attacked Iraq under a lie that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction with the help of western allies is not a dictator? Did you know Iraq was thriving before he attacked her.

The USA that helped to destroy Libya by disposing Muhammad Gaddafi is not a dictator?

The US that was telling President Jonathan to make Nigeria recognise same sex and to refuse to sign the bill prohibiting same sex is not a dictator?

Continue to be deceived by Western media

32 Likes 4 Shares

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by moscobabs(m): 3:25pm On Nov 16, 2017
angry

I still love Mugabe
Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by robosky02(m): 3:25pm On Nov 16, 2017
ok

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by Lanre4uonly(m): 3:26pm On Nov 16, 2017
The end of the road.
Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by timilehin007(m): 3:26pm On Nov 16, 2017
IgedeBushBoy:
E
E for Elonplane

Dont dare modify it....

1 Like

Re: Zimbabwe Coup Updates: Robert Mugabe Seen Moving Through Harare by femi4: 3:26pm On Nov 16, 2017
femidejulius:


Which western leader isn't a dictator?
Which western leader spent 10yrs in office?

4 Likes

(1) (2) (3) (4) (Reply)

Trump Fires Rex Tillerson, US Sec. of State Who Just Visited Nigeria Few Days / The Rise And Fall Of Samuel Doe Of Liberia (graphic Pics & Video ) / Check Out These Swaziland Representatives At A Meeting ( Photo)

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2019 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 141
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.