Zimbabwe’s Military ‘Coup’: A Summary Of Everything That’s Happened So Far

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13 November 2017

14 November

  • On the morning of 14 November, the Zanu-PF Youth League under the leadership of Kudzai Chipanga releases a statement saying they are prepared to die defending the legitimate presidency of Robert Mugabe: “Defending the revolution and our Leader and President is an ideal we live for and if need be it is a principle we are prepared to die for.”
  • Later that afternoon several social media and traditional media outlets report that several army tanks have been sighted on highways leading to Harare. Some also seen in the Harare city center.
  • On the same afternoon Zanu-PF party’s national spokesperson, Simon Khaya Moyo issues a statement accusing Chiwenga of treasonous intentions. Khaya Moyo says in the statement that Chiwenga’s utterances were meant to “incite insurrection and violent challenge to the Constitutional Order.”
  • In the evening information emerges confirming that the army has taken over Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC), the state TV broadcaster.
  • The United States embassy in Harare announces that it will be closed the following day, due to the uncertainty in the country.

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For more updates, please check out Zimbabwe Defence Forces Country Takeover, November 2017

Constantino ChiwengaEmmerson MnangagwaRobert Mugabe

Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga is a Zimbabwean military official and is the current Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF).He is a member of the Joint Operations Command and known supporter of the ruling party . Read More About Constantino Chiwenga

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a politician and a former member of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (ZANU PF). He is the former Vice President of Zimbabwe , after being dismissed as the country's Vice President in November 2017. He had been removed from... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

Robert Mugabe is a Zimbabwean revolutionary and statesman who has been President of the Republic of Zimbabwe since 1987. Prior to his elevation in 1987, he was the prime minister of Zimbabwe since the attainment of independence in 1980. He is also the co-founder of... Read More About Robert Mugabe


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