Musician and businessman Energy Mutodiwas arrested by detectives from the CID Law and Order section in the morning and taken to Harare Central Police Station. This comes after Mutodi posted an article on Facebook in which he suggested that the military was likely to stage a coup if President Mugabe was not careful in choosing his successor. The article was titled “WHY CHOOSING A SUCCESSOR IS A DIFFICULT JOB.”
Mutodi is likely to face charges of treason.
Part of the article reads:
In Lybia for example, Muammar Gaddafi was killed after more than 42 years in power and with no clear successor named. In Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo was defeated in a civil war and jailed overseas while his wife was also prosecuted and jailed for 20 years for aiding her husband in his efforts to retain power at all cost.