President Robert Mugabe was surprised when he learnt that Emmerson Mnangagwa had fled the country after his dismissal as Vice-President because some people wanted to eliminate him, Father Fidelis Mukonori one of the negotiators in Mugabe’s exit told the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa has dissolved cabinet and appointed only two acting ministers, Patrick Chinamasa and Simbarashe Mumbengegwi.
Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo and former Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front youth leader Kudzai Chipanga were today denied bail with the magistrates seeming to sing from the same hymn book that they would be lynched by the pubic if they are released on bail because the public is angry with them.
Long in coming but swift and relatively painless when it happened, the downfall of Robert Mugabe offers Zimbabwe a once-in-a-generation opportunity to recalibrate its hitherto dire trajectory.
Zimbabwe equities dropped $6 billion in 8 days as the market engaged in a drastic self-correction following a change of guard in the country’s political leadership which saw Emmerson Mnangagwa installed as president on Friday.
The situation in Zimbabwe is back to normal according to the Zimbabwe Defence Forces so the Zimbabwe Republic Police is now assuming its role but there will be joint patrols by the ZDF and the police, the two said in a joint statement this morning.