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117598 No. 117598 ID: 3e9aae
tl;dr Mugabe fired a guy to give power to his wife, military has pushed back.

>Both Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s famous ‘blue house’ and the Zimbabwean Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has been sealed off by heavily armed military personnel, Khuluma Afrika is reporting.

>Tanks were spotted heading to the capital Harare just a day after army chief Constantino Chiwenga, in an unprecedented move, openly threatened to ‘step in’ to end a purge of supporters of ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa.


>Just 24 hours after military chief General Constantino Chiwenga threatened to intervene to end a purge in the ruling party, a Reuters reporter saw six armored personnel carriers on major thoroughfares on the outskirts of the capital.

>Aggressive soldiers directing traffic told passing cars to keep moving through the darkness.

>“Don’t try anything funny. Just go,” one soldier said on Harare Drive.

>The presence of troops, including the movement of at least six armored personnel carriers from a barracks northwest of Harare, sparked rumors of coup against Mugabe, although there was no evidence to suggest Zimbabwe’s leader of the last 37 years had been toppled.

>The lead item on the ZBC state broadcaster’s evening news bulletin was an anti-military rally by the youth wing of Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party.

>The Southern African nation has been on edge since Monday when Chiwenga, Commander of Zimbabwe Defence Forces, said he was prepared to “step in” to end a purge of supporters of a sacked vice president.

>Mugabe chaired a weekly cabinet meeting in the capital on Tuesday. Afterwards, ZANU-PF said it stood by the “primacy of politics over the gun” and accused Chiwenga of “treasonable conduct... meant to incite insurrection.”

>Mugabe fired Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa last week. The veteran of the 1970s liberation war was popular with the military and had been seen as a likely successor to Mugabe.

>The army views his removal as part of a purge of independence-era figures to pave the way for Mugabe to hand power to his wife Grace Mugabe.
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>> No. 117601 ID: 241b9d
About damn fucking time.
>> No. 117602 ID: 9ca479
Heard a bbc interview with the former information minister.
>"You think Mugabe is to blame for the state of the country?"
>"I think Zimbabweans are to blame. We put this family in power. We are going to fix it."
>> No. 117607 ID: 3e9aae
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>> No. 117612 ID: 3e9aae
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Well ZANU-PF kicked Mugabe out of the party and told him to resign by Monday or they'd impeach him, in response he gave a rambling Trump-esque speech and did not resign.
>> No. 117613 ID: f3b701

I'd say you are salon-tier but then again, salon likes Mugabe so I'm, like progressives are in general, a bit torn schizophrenic on this one....
>> No. 117615 ID: 3e9aae
>mugabe came to power with russian aid by promising to make zimbabwe great again by fucking over minorities
>trump came to power with russian aid by promising to make america great again by fucking over minorities
>racists think these are TOTALLY DIFFERENT

but you're right, Robert Mugabe didn't lie about bone spurs to avoid fighting, and he's probably just senile because he's old instead of having early onset Alzheimers
>> No. 117616 ID: 278cbe
>fucking over minorities
In America, it is pretty much everyone.
In Zimbabwe it is about 4000 of major land owners (0.3%) we are talking about. That is a big difference.

>> No. 117617 ID: f3b701
>trump came to power with russian aid
>by fucking over minorities
yes yes, extermination camps and all that jazz included right? pointless to argue with folks who believe that deportations of illegals are somehow "fucking over minorities" on the scale of Mugabe's cutting down of europeans with literal machetes. you have to count foreigners in the middle east or mexico as americans if you want to claim that "minorities are being fucked over". which you probably do, insanely. where exactly does Trump fuck over legal minorities in the US again pray tell? what holocaust do the blacks, the latinos, the azns or the natives face again?
>racists think these are TOTALLY DIFFERENT
did you just assume my politics? I'm a speciesist! If at any point of your life you want to educate yourself for a change, go check out the link below.

>> No. 117620 ID: e188a9
>racism is okay if it's only a few people

this is what Russians ACTUALLY believe!
>> No. 117627 ID: 3e9aae
Mugabe resigned right as they started the process to impeach him, ZANU-PF says that former vice president Mnangagwa will be the next president. Probably just more of the same but less incredibly incompetent.

>Zimbabwe's incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has hailed a "new and unfolding democracy" after returning from exile to replace Robert Mugabe.

>He also vowed to create jobs in a country where some estimates say 90% of people are unemployed.

>"We want to grow our economy, we want peace, we want jobs, jobs, jobs," he told a cheering crowd in Harare.

>Mr Mnangagwa, who fled to South Africa two weeks ago, is to be made the new president on Friday, state TV said.

>His dismissal led the ruling party and the military to intervene and force an end to Mr Mugabe's 37-year long rule.

>He told supporters at the headquarters of the ruling Zanu-PF party that he had been the subject of several assassination plots and thanked the army for running the "process" of removing Mr Mugabe peacefully.

>The news that 93-year-old Mr Mugabe was stepping down sparked wild celebrations across the country late into Tuesday night.

>It came in the form of a letter read out in parliament on Tuesday, abruptly halting impeachment proceedings against him.

>In it, Mr Mugabe said he was resigning to allow a smooth and peaceful transfer of power, and that his decision was voluntary.

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