Exiled former Tourism Minister, Dr Walter Mzembi has claimed that reports that there is a coup which is being plotted against President Emmerson Mnangagwa were meant to mislead and enslave the nation.
He said that the reports were coined by the Military Intelligence Department in a bid to keep the nation hoping that Mnangagwa was going to be removed. Mzembi’s remarked:
Stories about Mnangagwa resigning, Chiwenga taking over or another coup in the making, are cooked by the MID as mental games to keep a nation hopeful about change, should be dismissed with contempt & seen as part of continuing mental slavery of a people.
His remarks come after another exiled former Cabinet Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo had said that there was a plot by the military to dislodge Mnangagwa from power.
Mnangagwa ascended to power in 2017 following a military-assisted transition that resulted in the demise of his long-time boss and mentor, the late Robert Mugabe.
Like his predecessor, Mnangagwa is being accused of presiding over a failed economy characterised by the economic and humanitarian crisis.