Zimbabwe coup has unfolded a new series of events for the struggling African nation. On Wednesday morning, General Constantino Chiwenga led Zimbabwe Army took over the country but refused to call it a coup. Robert Mugabe has been put under house arrest local news reported. However, the 93 years old President of Zimbabwe is reportedly safe. However, the curiosity for the whereabouts of the First Lady and possible successor of the Presidency Grace Mugabe has surfaced. New Zimbabwe, a local newspaper reported that Grace Mugabe might have fled to Namibia. However, the sources of the newspapers from the ruling ZANU-PF party also told that she is still in the country. However, the Army has given her a free passage to escape.
This has virtually opened up the politics of the African nation. The 93 year old cult leader and President of Zimbabwe since 1987 might have finally lost the power after decades of the ruling. He was one of the prime leaders who fought against the White Minority and Colonial power in the then Rhodesia. But his policies, corruption, vote rigging, economic meltdown, poverty, hooliganism, and dictatorship have let him down at the country and international level.
The Zimbabwe Army, however, has refused to admit it as a coup. The army informed that the power has been taken to restore the normalcy and prosperity of the nation. The fight is against the corrupts and they will be met with equal resistance. Already numbers of ministers and elected members of the Parliament have been detained or arrested. Even the members of the G40, a group of supporters of the First Lady Grace Mugabe have been detained.
So far, no major violence has been observed but a conflict or civil unrest may be very well approaching the already suffering Zimbabwe.