President Of Zimbabwe Detained In Military Takeover

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President Of Zimbabwe Detained In Military Takeover

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and his wife, Grace, last year. Credit Aaron Ufumeli/European Pressphoto Agency

Zimbabwe’s military says it has seized power to target “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe. They claim the President is “safe and sound” in custody with his wife.

A military spokesman, Major General SB Moyo made an announcement on state television early on November 15 saying Mugabe and his family were “safe and sound and their security is guaranteed.” Moyo said the army was targeting “criminals around” Mugabe, who were “committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in order to bring them to justice”.

President Of Zimbabwe Detained In Military Takeover

Zimbabwe Defence Forces Major-General SB Moyo

Troops took over the headquarters of the state broadcaster ZBC on November 14 and blocked access to government offices. According to The Guardian, there were reports of a number of loud explosions and some incidents of members of the armed forces harassing passers-by during the night. The army claims this is not a coup, with Moyo insisting that “as soon as [the armed forces] are done the situation will come to normalcy”.

This comes after 93-year-old President Mugabe fired Emerson Mnangagwa on November 6, the veteran vice-president and former spy chief who has strong support among many in Zimbabwe’s armed forces. Mnangagwa fled the country when he was accused of showing “traits of disloyalty”. This move was seen as paving the way for Mugabe’s wife, Grace Mugabe, to succeed him as president.

President Of Zimbabwe Detained In Military Takeover

Soldiers stand beside military vehicles just outside Harare, Zimbabwe November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Mugabe’s authoritarian rule has been anchored by support from the military but the aging leader has systematically dismissed veterans of the liberation struggle from party posts in recent years, leaving the top echelons stacked with officials who did not fight in the independence war, according to The Guardian. War veterans broke ranks with him in 2016 and have vowed to form a broad front with the opposition to challenge his rule.

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  • FlorianGeyer

    It may be cynical of me to say so but all we are seeing in my opinion is a new breed of Warlords seeking to take the plunder of Mugabe’s warlord clan.

    This cycle of lust for power and wealth of course has been and is being repeated in the history of the human race and always will be.

    • Barba_Papa

      Yup. Mugabe raped and plundered his country, with the help of the army. And it would appear that when he was cutting them out of their cut in favor of his wife he forgot that unlike the Zimbabwean opposition, whom he could bully with his bands of war veteran thugs, the army actually has weapons and organization.

      I don’t think it will matter much for the average Zimbabwean who will be the supreme warlord in charge of assraping his country.

      Zimbabwe is by now another failed state. The shit will probably really start hitting the fence when South Africa joins them in the shitter as well. The corrupt ANC has not delivered on the expectations of black South Africans after the end of Apartheid and seems eager to play the race card against the white South Africans, just like Mugabe did against white Zimbabweans.

      • FlorianGeyer

        A crisis such as you describe would cause another mass migration of refugees to Europe. This time White South Africans :)

        At least the Black South Africans would be able to murder each other in peace :)

        • You can call me Al

          I would live with that; I may even go to the airport with a Welcome refugee sign.

      • Don’t read butthurt replies

        Maybe those “White” South “Africans” (no different than Israelis in Palestine) should go back to their native homeland, Europe.

        • Alpha&Omega

          Big difference. The Afrikaners (white Africans) came to a mostly empty land and built South Africa from scratch. The blacks of today immigrated afterwards. MSM is very good to always forget this fact as well as the so called education system in West.

          • as

            You forget that they also enslaved the locals. You’re welcome.

          • Alpha&Omega

            There was no locals to enslave when they arrieved. Please get knowlegde before having opinions about things.
            Do they only teach political correct but historical complete BS in schools and universities today? You don’t need to answer, we all know it anyway.

          • as

            Sure let me ask you this. Were they African ? Are they loyal to their homeland the Africa ? They don’t. Just like the colonials back then and the israeli their home and their loyalty in the end placed somewhere else. Sure the locals that only loyal to each of specific tribe or group weren’t any better but especially people that seek to profit their own homeland first and foremost are the most unsuitable to govern others lands.
            I’d say if there’s a genuine Afrikaner that can rise up their people and their lands in Africa not to extract profits to their other homeland I’m with them.

          • dutchnational

            The Bantu tribes immigrated from the north. Late 17th century, there were no Bantu tribes in what is now Cape Province. So you are quite correct.

          • Don’t read butthurt replies

            It doesn’t matter, whether it was empty land or not. Nobody invited them or gave them that land. It was/still part of Africa, not Europe.

          • Alpha&Omega

            You don’t need invitations to empty land far from any close by civilization. With that extremely ignorant reasoning almost all of our planet would be uninhabited.

      • Attrition47

        Mugabe resisted the temptation to sell out to American Caesar and has been reviled ever since. For his faults (and he’s got a few) this should be remembered and contrasted with the Vichy scum in South Africa.

    • You can call me Al

      South Africa revisited ?.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Nicholas Van Hoogsraten has a close association with Mugabe’s Land Grab of white farmers. Hoogstratten is jewish and also has an estate in Sussex ,UK.

        http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/pound200m-thug-tramples-on-footpath-law-710785.html

        https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/23/nicholas-van-hoogstraten-robert-
        mugabe-zimbabwe-coal

        https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/23/nicholas-van-hoogstraten-robert-mugabe-zimbabwe-coal

        ” While white farmers were losing land he was increasing his holdings in estates and wildlife conservancies.

        He owns a string of commercial properties and apartments and is the only known white businessman to own a string of township houses.”

        Yet another ‘exceptional ‘ jew who has gained from the misery of others. Black, Brown and White.

        • You can call me Al

          In my view, the “‘exceptional ‘ jews” are not Zionists.

          But a very fine comment, thank you for the info.

          • FlorianGeyer

            I was using the word ‘exceptional ‘ in the Orwellian context that Obama used describe the USA.

            I often get carried away by sarcasm Al :)

          • You can call me Al

            Sorry, usually I am pretty good at seeing that, especially when I do the same sort of thing.

            Put it down to a senile moment and apologies.

          • FlorianGeyer

            No apologies needed my friend. I have many senile moments, particularly when bewildered by the lack of scrutiny that the majority of citizens in the West ( all the World in fact ) direct to those who govern us .

          • You can call me Al

            Thank you.

            May I just add one thing; I hate the tem “the West” …. it is a generalisation far from the truth, it is a nonsense regards to any reason or logic. By saying it you package up many different Countries and indeed Continents with totally different cultures, views etc into one.

            “The term Western world can have multiple meanings depending on its context. Originally defined as Europe, most modern uses of the term refer to the societies of Europe and their genealogical, colonial, and philosophical descendants, typically also including those countries whose ethnic identity and their dominant culture derive from European culture.”

            http://www.factbook.org/wikipedia/en/w/we/western_world_1.html

            Even that, to me doesn’t sum it up.

            Apologies, I am in Friday argumentative stage; catch you later.

          • FlorianGeyer

            Yes, the term ‘ the West ‘ is generic and should really be quantified as to those nations of the West that support the Zionist camp, particularly the USA and much of NATO who are the groups and nations that I label with the term.

    • dutchnational

      The military were afraid Mugabe was going to transfer power to his wife and they were going to be cut out from the plunder of Zimbabwe itself and from the plunder they get from the DRC (Congo).

      • FlorianGeyer

        Yes, I read that today. It will be Karma indeed if Mugabe and his wife end up in a rat infested jail :)

  • Lemon1987

    Zimbabwe is a pure mess , Bring back Rhodesia now !

    • Attrition47

      Piss off racist twat.

      • Lemon1987

        I see, you prefer well -developed self indigenous countries as Zimbabwe ( jungle is better organised than this ridiculous state) and South Africa which after apartheid turned into complete sh*thole full of black gang operating its territories. Well done! Standing ovation

        • as

          Yes true but Africa is for Africans. Whatever conflict between them isn’t our business to meddle.

          • Анрэс Суарэс

            Lemon1987’s white-monkey mind will not allow him to understand such simple thing.

          • Lemon1987

            Oh my , first of all of you guys which the only reasonable argument is pointing at me “rasist twat” get a life, this is the argument from the person from a mental asylum and pointless. If you closing your eyes pretending there is no racial discrimination between Zimbabwe tribals ( considering themself as racial superior to another is realy common ) or just regular blacks – I would not believe it as well if I would not see it first.But this is how it goes, its easy and very ignorant to point at me racist but you are even worse. So sad..

          • as

            Yes they were racist but white Afrikaner were too. If there’s a loyalty to be had it’s to the country, their lands and people. As of now their loyalty are limited to specific group and that include the white Afrikaner that loyal to their europa.

          • dutchnational

            Correct. We are just good enough to provide sanctuary for the millions of refugees. Right?

          • Ace

            Stupid Europeans are in love with the idea that just because someone knocks on their door they have the supreme moral obligation to open it to them. Are you one them? Are you physically incapable of saying, “Go home. We don’t want you here?” Or is this Sanskrit to you?

          • You can call me Al

            Sorry

        • Attrition47

          Piss off nazi twat.

          • You can call me Al

            Tick tock – we are coming ….

      • You can call me Al

        He is absolutely correct “Zimbabwe is a pure mess , Bring back Rhodesia now !”

        https://www.globalfinancialdata.com/gfdblog/?p=3098

        and many more articles.

        If you are black and deny the truth, then you are just stupid; if you are white and deny the truth, you are pathetic….. from the food basket of Africa to the fruit basket of Africa =madhouse.

        Tae a hike and kiss a libtard.

        • Attrition47

          Piss of racist twat.

          • You can call me Al

            BOO HOOOO

    • Enkidu

      I was reading about Rhodesian Fireforce tactics the other day, so awesome

    • Solomon Krupacek

      pfuy, you ar so ugly!

      • Lemon1987

        comparing to your comment section/votes coefficient scale I dont take it as an insult

    • DJ Double D

      I would agree with you only if your mother was able to take you back into her womb and never give birth to somebody like you again. Until that happens you remain a useless arrogant bastard.

      • Lemon1987

        Rhodesia
        It wasn’t a colony, but an independent state
        It was embargoed by most large trading nations, and was in a near-constant state of war, yet still managed to be relatively successful for the region and one of the best local places to live, no matter if you were white or black
        the most common example that is brought up to counter left-wingers that say things along the lines of ‘we need to take white people out of power’, because following Mugabe’s takeover and subsequent expulsions of whites, particularly white farmers, the country has since become a hellhole of starvation, crime, and tribal warfare.
        While there’s certainly an argument to be had as to whether its a good thing or a bad that Rhodesia is no more, its indisputable that standard quality of life was much higher as Rhodesia than as Zimbabwe.
        ( anonymous internet user quote )

      • Ace

        I doubt your understanding is very deep. Something along the lines of “Rhodesia bad. Zimbabwe good.”

  • Enkidu

    Robert “seize white land and break your country” Mugabe

  • as

    There are white Africans and there are black Africans. They were both Africans if their loyalty is for their lands and home regardless their past origin. Now if there’s a Africans that honestly wishes for the best of their country and people (which include the black or white Africans) I’m with them. As of now their loyalty still glued to a group which isn’t nationalist.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    I have great respect for President Mugabe lets not force him to do things let him step down on his own terms.Apart from this there problem in others SADC countries is corruption nepotism favouritism and lastly tribalism.

    Before liberation struggle we were united.Which actually means we were using each other as a tool waiting for the right moment to oppress each other.After liberation struggle tribalism has been imposed and promoted.If independent assement we’re to be made truth will come out.In many occasions all the key position,from army,ministers,Teachers,Police,Judges and many more one tribe dominate.Job opportunities and tenders and bursaries one tribe are awarded and this is killing unity,socialism and trust.

    During apartheid Whiteman used to treat all blacks on same level.Blackman rule is base on tribal lines.Depends on who you are do you have money for bribery or are you well known politicians son.

  • Tom Tom

    Shoot his wife now!