News report of political figure Robert Mugabe’s dead spread rapidly not long ago causing worry among fans over the world. This followed by the transition of power in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe today is politically unstable.
However, some media journals has reported this information to be false without any hard evidence. This was based on the press released of Major General SB Moyo.
Army spokesman Maj Gen SB Moyo said Mr Mugabe and his family are “safe and sound”.
In a statement broadcast overnight, Moyo insisted: “We wish to make this abundantly clear this is not a military takeover of government.
“What the Zimbabwe defence forces is doing is to pacify a degenerating political, social and economic situation in our country, which if not addressed may result in violent conflict.”
President Robert Mugabe was not in a good healthy conditions lately and his wife, the first lady wanted to take advantage of his condition to ascend the Presidency throne. She therefore orchestrated the dismissal of the Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
The statements broadcast continue to read: “Last night the first family was detained and are safe, both for the constitution and the sanity of the nation this was necessary. Neither Zimbabwe nor ZANU are owned by Mugabe and his wife.
“Today begins a fresh new era and comrade Mnangagwa will help us achieve a better Zimbabwe.
“There was no coup, only a bloodless transition which saw corrupt and crooked persons being arrested and an elderly man who had been taken advantage of by his wife being detained.
“The few bangs that were heard were from crooks who were resisting arrest, but they are now detained.
This has been attributed to forces of collaboration between Western countries, China and South Africa. Although there has been some statements from the South African President, Jacob Zuma saying he has spoken to President Mugabe and he is “fine”,
Mr Zuma said he was “confined to his home” but “fine”, and that He is also in contact with the Zimbabwean Defence Force according to an official statement released by the South African president’s office.
The later part says it all.
Mr Mugabe, the self-styled ‘Grand Old Man’ of African politics, has led Zimbabwe for the last 37 years.
In contrast to his elevated status on the continent, Mr Mugabe is reviled in the West as a despot whose disastrous handling of the economy and willingness to resort to violence to maintain power destroyed one of Africa’s most promising states.
He has been stripped of his privileged knighthood, granted in 1994, over what the Foreign Office depicted as his manhandle of human rights and “contemptible negligence” for vote based system.
In late 2015 he was granted China’s other option to the Nobel Peace Prize, the Confucius Peace Prize, for what its council called his motivated national administration and administration to dish Africanism.
Not long ago he was designated a Goodwill Ambassador by the World Health Organization however then quickly removed after a worldwide clamor.