In his 31 December Twitter thread published minutes before the new year, exiled politician claimed that the president was not on holiday because of an attempted coup that supposedly happened in early November.
Writing on the Microblogging site Professor Jonathan Moyo said:
14/24 Mnangagwa has not taken his annual leave & has not been able to leave the country because of a foiled coup in early November. The attempted coup cost Aaron Nhepera his job as CIO Deputy Director General, amid allegations he reported it late & mishandled intelligence on it!
…16/24 So Zimbabwe is in a triple crisis: (i) Mnangagwa has no legitimacy & authority to unite & inspire the nation; (ii) worse, he has lost the confidence of the armed forces; & (iii) his government is incapable of reviving the economy, which is now in an irretrievable free fall!
The govt has dismissed these coup fear rumours and said the president will go on holiday when he chooses to.
Source: Jonathan Moyo