Military Coup: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe Removed From Office As Soldiers Take Over


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Nov 15, 2017 – Military Coup In Zimbabwe: Soldiers Remove Robert Mugabe From Office, Wife Set To Leave Country 

Reports filtering in from Harare, Zimbabwean leader, Robert Mugabe, has been removed from office in a bloodless military coup which brought to an end his 37-year rule.

Soldiers took control of Zimbabwe’s ZBC state broadcaster in the early hours of Wednesday, and said the 93-year-old leader was “safe and sound” after the army seized power overnight with gunshots and explosions heard in the capital..

The soldiers even made police officers to sit down in an orderly line on the side of the road after taking control.

The vice president E.D Mnangagwa who was sacked by Mugabe – has landed at Manyame Air Force Base in Harare, Zimbabwe capital to take charge of affairs.

Mugabe was arrested along with his wife by the army in the capital Harare.

Multiple reports have it that Mugabe is now preparing to step down and has also made negotiations for his wife Grace to leave the country.


10 thoughts on “Military Coup: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe Removed From Office As Soldiers Take Over


  2. His desire to be president for life and his wife’s penchant to be president after her husband caused his downfall. So far she is the only first lady who have caused her husband to sack a lot of his ministers including the vice presidents. (The lady vice she lied against and this, Mr. Mnangagwa). According to BBC, she has fled to Namibia. She should have advised her husband to step down for another person to rule. At 93 years of age, Mugabe is too old to handle the rigors of governance.

  3. A long awaited move. This is the direct consequence of authoritarian regime. When you have a leader that disregard the rule of law and so may times have trampled on and showed utter disregard for the constitution, then the effect would more damaging to the population of his country and his government as well. And the army cannot sit by and watch the country descend into a state of anarchy. The current political upheaval in Zimbabwe is a warning lesson to all current head of state precisely in africa that is making life unbearable for his people that there dethronement is highly possible should they continue in there part of dictatorship.

  4. This has been long due, and I dont think they should give the wife a chance for his wife to leave the country with all the money she has stolen and the autrocities she has caused. They should not listen to him, his wife should face the court and face all the inhuman things did to others. I dont know why Zimbabweans has taken a long time to do this

  5. This is the end of Mugabe’s dynasty and I don’t understand why it took those Soldiers long time to remove this power hungry man from power since they have the will power to do so. One thing that I notice about African leaders is they either die while clinching on power or remove by force. Mugabe is too old to continue the status quo.

    Although by grading this man, I think he scored A in Politics by fighting imperialism and fought for his Country’s independence from the British, that was why he gained an access in becoming the President. In Economic part, he scored D because he had no clue in how to put his Country in economy shape. He never sought for assistance because he always belief White people hate Blacks and never ready to borrow their idea. Mugabe did not start to become a dictator overnight, if nobody objects to his idea, he will be thinking he is doing right thing and he might also be feeling nobody could do it except him. If our late founding fathers Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikwe, Tafawa Balewa were to be alive today, they might feel the same way as Mugabe is feeling thinking that they are the only ones who can take their people to promise land but he should have realized that no time on his side and train one of his junior to take the lead.

    The final downfall of Mugabe came when he gave his wife too much access in polity and the lady didn’t just limits it there but campaigning to become the next president. It is never done anywhere, if the Military had not intervened Grace Mugabe will have become the next president. She will probably kill Mugabe because the man is old and becoming weak and lie that he die of old age illness.

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