In Zimbabwe arrested President Mugabe and his wife

Military of Zimbabwe stated that it had taken into custody the country’s President Robert Mugabe and his wife. About it reports the local edition News24.

They claim that the incident was not a military coup, and insist that Mugabe and his family are in no danger.

The representative of the army of Zimbabwe reported that the situation is normalized, «as soon as we have fulfilled our mission.» According to him, the army is not trying to overthrow President Mugabe, but he wants to deal with the «criminals» in his environment.

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe 93. He heads the country over the past 37 years. Reuters relates the revolution in the country with the resignation of Vice-President Emmerson of Mnangagwa, who was considered likely successor to head of state. He enjoyed the support of the army Zimbabwe.

On 13 November the head of the Zimbabwe defence forces Constantine of Chiwenga accused Mugabe in the political purges in the ruling party and has threatened military intervention in the political crisis caused by the resignation of Mnangagwa. The next day, Mugabe held a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, which accused Chiwenga in «treacherous behaviour and incitement to revolt».

As the Associated Press, the President also accused the Mnangagwa in an attempt to seize power through witchcraft. According to respondents by Agency experts, the root cause of the conflict was the position of the first lady of Zimbabwe, 52-year-old grace Mugabe.

The ruling party the «African national Union of Zimbabwe – Patriotic front» issued a statement in which it was claimed that General Chiwenga commits treason.

The evening of 14 November, a few tanks and armoured military vehicles were seen on the streets of the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare, and at the entrances to the residence of Mugabe. On the morning of 15 November, the military seized the television and radio company in Zimbabwe. Later, they announced the seizure of power in the country.

In Zimbabwe arrested President Mugabe and his wife 15.11.2017

Ноябрь 15th, 2017 by
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