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Zimbabwe coup?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Army appears to have taken [or be taking] control of the capital.


    That's from the Guardian.
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    South African media are reporting Mugabe is to step down*.

    * obviously with an ever changing situation and the possibility of counter-coup activity this might change
  4. emerald52

    emerald52 Star commenter

    BBC has just reported that an elderly man was being taken advantage of by his wife and is now safe.:)
    racroesus and Geoff Thomas like this.
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Head of Zimbabwean army was in China last week for talks... wonder if Beijing is orchestrating this? They have been 'colonising' Africa [aka investing heavily]
  6. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    It’s a tragedy. Mugabe was an inspiration. He’s gone strange in recent times to say the least!
  7. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    You are weird Red .That man has brought nothing but disaster for his country.His Africisation of the nation ,whilst seizing control, has lead to a massive lowering of living standards in the land....well except for the leaders who fly abroad for things while the rest of his nation suffer.Inspiration? No chance.other than to do what is bad for your country.It used to supply and feed large parts of Africa.not its a net importer of food due to his policies.
    However, the issues are around loyalty to a cause and stopping and even greater despot getting into power ie his wife.All their leader did was take the ideal of a tribal chief to a greater level and he saw himself as a great 'chief' of the nation......unfortunately as a chief he failed to look after his ;tribe' and instead feathered his own bank account.
    Next you will be saying that following Corbyn's attempts to take us the Venezuelan way wil be good for the nation.
  8. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    I like the statement from Zanu PF that all they have done is put a very elderly man into secret, safe custody in order to protect him from his domineering wife. :rolleyes:
    emerald52 likes this.
  9. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Established commenter

    is seizing the television network and moving in the army a coup ?

    cause.....Catalonia would probably like to weigh in here :rolleyes:
    rachel_g41 likes this.
  10. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    So was Catalonia not a coup by the Madrid government against the regional Catalan government?
  11. MikeyGrzz

    MikeyGrzz New commenter

    Before I returned to the UK, I spent 4 years working in South Africa. SA is full of very educated Zimbo's who can't even get a job as a cleaner there and what little money they do make they have to queue half a day at the bank to withdraw.

    It's quite clear that Mugabe was planning a succession for the truly awful Grace, which even the corrupt senior ZANU-PF leaders weren't prepared to accept. Zim is a great country and I really hope for the sake of the ordinary people that the military will allow it to return to a true democracy.
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  12. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter


    Are your faculties entirely in working order!




    Mugabe crushed ALL opposition.

    This coup could destabilise the whole region, very worrying for many in the area.
    wanet, artboyusa, nomad and 5 others like this.
  13. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Established commenter

    that's what i was wondering, cause it doesn't seem to be the line the BBC took in that case.......

    but we all seem to be in agreement in this one :cool:
    Wotton and lanokia like this.
  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Inspirational inflation?
    Inspiration use of political violence?
    Inspirational corruption?
    Inspirational ethnic cleansing?
    Inspirational economic mismanagement?
    Inspirational transformation of a wealthy African country into a basketcase?

    Botswana GDP per head $7300 [LINK]
    Zimbabwe GDP per head $900 [LINK]

    And the historic trends are even more damning

    Here's South Africa's just for comparison.
    nomad, Dragonlady30 and Jesmond12 like this.
  15. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

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  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    In the way he wiped out opposition in the early eighties? Lenin style?
    slingshotsally likes this.
  17. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    And nasty Margaret made no mention of the terror.
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  18. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Should have happened many years ago.

    Bit late now
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  19. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    The replacement is just as bad.
  20. vinnie24

    vinnie24 Lead commenter

    Mugabe was initially seen as an inspirational figure because of his role in removing white rule in Rhodesia. Pretty much a Nelson Mandela of his time. Unfortunately, he is corrupt as they come (as you point out) and it looks like finally, the people have had enough.
    wanet and red_observer like this.

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