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Zimbabwe not owned by Mugabe or his wife - ruling party

A tweet from Zimbabwe's ruling party, ZANU PF has indicated that President Robert Mugabe and his family were detained last night and are safe, "both for the constitution and the sanity of the nation this was necessary".

The military that has taken over key installations including the state TV and radio and is controlling the city, Harare have denied that there has been a coup in Zimbabwe. Maj Gen Sibusiso Moyo said the army is targeting people close to Mugabe for "causing social and economic suffering to the people of Zimbabwe".

Mugabe and his wife Grace

Political tensions ratcheted up in Zimbabwe this week as the commander of the army, General Constantine Chiwenga, warned the ruling ZANU-PF to stop purging members who had served in the anti-colonial rebellion.

The warning came after President Robert Mugabe fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. That action opened the way for Mugabe's wife, Grace, to become vice president, and then to possibly succeed him as head of the government.

Surrounded by more than 60 generals and senior officers, Chiwenga warned the military would not tolerate having a national leader who was not part of the rebel forces. Grace Mugabe wasn't part of the independence movement.

The warning prompted accusations of treason from many in the ruling ZANU-PF party. Other party members played the accusations down, saying Chiwenga acted alone.

This was not the first time the general waded into politics. He sparred a few months ago with minister for Higher Education Joseph Moyo, who had criticized a program on command-led agriculture. Mnangagwa, also a former rebel fighter, led that program.

And in August, Chiwenga clashed with Patrick Zhuwao, the minister for youth, indigenization and economic empowerment, over a veterans group.

Chiwenga, 61, joined forces fighting for independence from Britain in the early 1970s. He has led the Zimbabwe armed forces since 2004.

There are reports he has long had an eye on taking over the presidency from Mugabe. However, the military is seen as being more allied with Mnangagwa, who is thought to be in exile.

Chiwenga and his wife are on the list of Zimbabwe officials under economic sanctions from both the United States and the European Union. The sanctions include travel bans.

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+1 #21 Akot 2017-11-15 19:18
nkuutu kibedi, agreed, but,

Mugabe already has 1 foot in the grave while museveni still has 30 years which he wants spent as OWNER of Uganda!

We MUST Unite & throw him out before he throws us out!

Why let museveni use our tax money & throw us against one another only for us ALL to end up homeless-landless-slaves?
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0 #22 Akot 2017-11-15 19:21
Raouline, agreed!

More so Uganda formed by tribal lands joining together belongs to Ugandans & not to Rwandese, who if not stopped in UNITY, will get our country & we won't belong to tribes that we seem to hang on so dearly any more!
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+1 #23 Akot 2017-11-15 19:26
TRUTH, agreed, but,

Uganda is in worse position because while Mugabe is Zimbabwean who cannot steal the country & own it, museveni wants Uganda as secdond country for Rwadese!

So, Ugandans have EVERY THING to lose, even tribal leaders keeping museveni in power will be the first to be got rid of the moment Uganda becomes Rwandese territory officially-legally-constitutionally!

This cannot happen in Zimbabwe!
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0 #24 Akot 2017-11-15 19:30
edward mukyanda, agreed, yet,

It takes Unity of a people to bring these demons down! Without Unity of Europe/USA Hitler would have won!

Is museveni not hanging on through division-tribalism of Ugandans?

What will happen if Ugandans Unite against musevnei?
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-1 #25 kabayekka 2017-11-15 21:10
These are African people that have been brainwashed by colonialism.

After recovering from colonialism and independence, anything that comes to them is God, vodoo, or Satan and Hell on earth.
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0 #26 ricardo nyanza 2017-11-16 00:14
My only worry is UPDF might do a copy cat which is not good!
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0 #27 Lakwena 2017-11-16 08:01
Quoting TRUTH:
Wishful thinking by gullible ugandans ... Zimbabwe is not Uganda


TRUTH, it is FALSE!

It is not wishful thinking. It is called Self-fulfilled prophesy.

In other words TRUTH, because Uganda (M7- 1986) is 6 years behind Zimbabwe (Mgbe- 1980) in as far as monolithic despotism is concern, Uganda is Zimbabwe basket case.
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0 #28 Lakwena 2017-11-16 08:12
Quoting Wooden K:
Look at this one here !

Instead of taking her old husband home to rest and enjoy his evening , here she is dressing him up and ordering him to stay awake .

I hope this is it really . Africa can do with one despot less.
TOGIKWATAKOOOOOOOO !!!!!


Wooden, you made my morning brighter than I thought with your Wooden observation, "... here she is dressing him up and ordering him to stay awake".

In other words, behind the Masters of Violence and Self-service, are wenches and witches turning the screw, to screw us up.

Eish!
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0 #29 Lematia Godwin 2017-11-16 09:40
My only worry is UPDF might do a copy cat which is not good! @ricardo Updf wont copy cat coz the head is from the same family.
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0 #30 ricardo nyanza 2017-11-16 10:51
I dont know about that @LEMATIA the people who did a number on obote were considered 2b from the same kraal.

In addition i think guinea Bissau's president overthrew his ankle.
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