When he came to power, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was feted as an African liberation hero in a nation that had endured nearly a century of white colonial rule.
The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) increased its personnel along the Forbes Border Post which shares the border with Mozambique.
The arrest this morning of Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo, who is also the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front secretary for administration, was no easy pushover as evidenced by a picture of his kitchen which appeared in the South African media this evening.
A British Member of Parliament Kate Hoey today urged Britain not to welcome the new government in Zimbabwe especially if it is led by former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa because that would be tantamount to replacing on dictator with another.
At a church meeting last week in Harare, Zimbabwe's verdant capital city, Grace Mugabe, 52, made a request of her nonagenarian husband Robert, who has run the country for the past 37 years.
Zimbabweans awoke this morning to flurries of confused reports, leading some to ask, “Did I go to sleep and miss the revolution?” Tanks and armoured vehicles were seen last night by our reporters and on social media, as they started to converge on the capital.