The patrons of Zimbabwe woke up in confusion within reports that President Robert Mugabe refused to step down on Friday. Previously, the South African state media reported that “it has reliably learned that Zimbabwe is likely to have a transitional government” in the wake of this military takeover, according to Aljazeera news.
This came on Wednesday after military seized control of the headquarters of the state broadcaster ZBC and blocked access to the government offices, but the army insists that this is not a takeover. An army spokesman claims that president Robert Mugabe is safe though.
As of now former president Robert Mugabe has stepped down and former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has filled his role.
Story by Peter Hornaday