“Riots, Coup, Impeachment or Talks,” ZimInd On ED’s Scenarios

The Zimbabwe Independent reports on what it says are the likely 3 scenarios faced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s economic situation, as experienced by the ordinary people, does not improve. The publication based its report source from the security and diplomatic circles.

Writes ZimInd:

“Within the security sector and diplomatic community, there are three major scenarios being bandied about of what could happen in months ahead,” a source told the Independent. “There could be riots, a palace coup or impeachment, or rebooted inclusive talks. These situations are not mutually exclusive; they could happen simultaneously or in a quick succession of related events.”

…diplomats say any new killing of civilians by security forces would cause outrage and wide condemnation of Mnangagwa’s government. They say it would also render Zimbabwe a pariah state again.

But security experts insist push factors for protests remain strong, hence looming civil unrest and possible bloodshed.

Security sources say Mnangagwa also fears possible impeachment in parliament by a joint force of MDC Alliance MPs and disgruntled Zanu PF legislators loyal to Chiwenga.

“We are hearing that MDC MPs say should an opportunity arise for them to collaborate with some of their Zanu PF counterparts, impeachment remains an option for them to remove Mnangagwa,” a source said.

More: Zimbabwe Independent


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