Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo, one of the kingpins of the G40 faction of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front who joked at Zimbabwe Defence Forces chief Constantino Chiwenga’s statement on Monday as “kungovukura vukura”, was fished out from President Robert Mugabe’s mansion in Borrowdale together with his colleague Saviour Kasukuwere.
Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai returned to the country yesterday but this was drowned by news of the military takeover of the country yesterday morning.
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.