Army takes over the government of Zimbabwe seizes power from Mugabe

Army takes over the government of Zimbabwe. Army has taken over the government of Zimbabwe. The government of Zimbabwe has been seized by the Military leader. The report reaching us suggested that the Zimbabwan President Robert Mugabe has been placed under house arrest. Military also deployed tanks to the streets of the capital, Harare.

Army takes over the government of Zimbabwe

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Army takes over the government of Zimbabwe

The Military troops have stationed around the parliament and presidential palace of the president Robert Mugabe. He cannot leave his home. The spokesman said Mugabe and his family were “safe.” South Africa’s Zuma later said Mugabe had been confined to his home, but was feeling fine.

Why Army take over Zimbabwe’s government.

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Army takes over the government of Zimbabwe

The reasons why Military have to take this action has been published. Army takes over after the fueling disagreement over the who will succeed president Robert Mugabe. Mugabe has alleged to have anointed his wife Grace as a succession. This caused a battle in the ruling Zanu PF party. Mugabe sacked the country powerful Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. His action gave room to speculation that indeed he really want his wife Grace to take over from him.

The first signs that a military intervention was underway came Tuesday afternoon as tanks were seen near the capital.

The situation escalated with the early morning announcement, when Maj. Gen. S.B. Moyo addressed the country on state TV, vehemently denying the operation was a coup.

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Army takes over the government of Zimbabwe

Moyo told members of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces that all leave was canceled and soldiers were expected to return to their barracks immediately. He urged Zimbabwe’s other security services to cooperate for “the good of our country.”

Moyo said that the security of Mugabe and his family was “guaranteed” and said the president was safe, but gave no information of his whereabouts.

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Army takes over the government of Zimbabwe

The action has made the UK government warned British nationals to stay indoors until the situation becomes clearer. The foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, called for restraint.

What you should know about Robert Mugabe rulership in Zimbabwe

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Army takes over the government of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has turned 93 years this year. Mugabe has been ruling since 1980 after the country independence.

Mugabe moved swiftly to extinguish political opposition. He ordered a violent crackdown that led to a string of massacres in opposition strongholds: The country’s Fifth Brigade is believed to have killed up to 20,000 people, mostly supporters of Mugabe’s main political rival.

Before the 2008 elections, he said: “If you lose an election and are rejected by the people, it is time to leave politics.”

But after coming second to Morgan Tsvangirai, Mr Mugabe displayed more characteristic defiance, swearing that “only God” could remove him from office.

Mr Tsvangirai pulled out of the second round and although Mr Mugabe was forced to share power with his long-time rival for four years, he remains president of the country he has governed since 1980

Brief Biography of Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe was born 1924. He had a former education. He was trained as a teacher. Robert Mugabe was sent to prison by Rhodesian government 196. He contested the post-independence elections and won in 1980. He became the Zimbabwe president. Mugabe got married to Marries Grace Marufu which he wanted to anoint as the successor.

In 1996 he lost election to Tsvangirai who pulls out of run-off amid attacks on his supporters. He then swears in Tsvangirai as prime minister because of the poor economic in the country by that time in 2009.

He sacked long-time ally Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa in 2017.

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