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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe overthrown by a military coup led by General Constantino Chiwenga.

Zimbwabe cue. PHOTO | FILE

 By Reuters.

The Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will go to the elections again next year as his vice president who went into exile tried to topple his government by force.

The former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa tried a coup that led to dislodging of public services across the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare. The country now is under Military after 37 years of President Mugabe rule.


The development comes a day after the country’s head of the armed forces said he was prepared to “step in” to end a purge of supporters of ousted Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

"The current purging which is clearly targeting members of the party with a liberation background must stop forthwith," General Constantino Chiwenga told a media conference attended by about 90 senior army officers at army HQ.

In an unprecedented warning, he said in a statement: "We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in."

Mr. Mnangagwa fled into exile after he was pushed out of the party but vowed to fight Mr. Mugabe and his wife Grace, the likely successor of the 93-year-old president.

Mr. Mnangagwa's main rivals within the ruling Zanu-PF- party are the younger "Generation 40" or "G40" group, who enjoy Grace's support.

But the 75-year-old former vice president has powerful military connections, having served as defense and state security minister.


The security branch CIO is now reporting to general Chimwenga who is under tight security as the acting head of state. There talks to bring back Joyce Mujuru as Vice-president alongside Mnangagwa and the chief opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is underway.
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