Mugabe makes first public appearance since military takeover

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Embattled Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe has been seen in public for the first time since Wednesday after a reported takeover by the country’s defense forces.

President Mugabe was seen officiating at a graduation ceremony at Zimbabwean Open University today.

The development comes a day after Mugabe met with the army commander and South African envoys.

He arrived at a university graduation ceremony in Harare in his first public appearance since the eruption of political upheaval as a result of tensions after the leader had fired his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa, who enjoys military support, last week.

Mugabe’s first public appearance comes just a day after state-run Zimbabwe Herald newspaper released photos of the president meeting with South African envoys and army commander Constantino Chiwenga, who earlier this week had threatened to “step in” in the conflict and called on the president to stop the “purge” in the ruling party.

According to South African media, the talks were aimed at finding a solution to the turmoil.

South African President Jacob Zuma, who was previously contacted Mugabe while he had been “confined to his home but said that he was fine,” has commented on the talks, saying that the situation in Zimbabwe “very shortly will be becoming clear.”

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5 Responses to Mugabe makes first public appearance since military takeover

  1. The world is no longer at the same level I mean Africa cannot live in the past coups are not solutions to it’s problems ; these events bring more problems than solutions.
    Some people may celebrate this un popular event but what they don’t know is that it is a curse. Lawlessness brings confusion hence no development but Zimbabweans want to good life than turmoil.
    The old man needs to go peacefully , than the way khadafi went.
    We can all see how Libyans are suffering . SADC is a mature grouping to be supported by any civilized individual .
    We know there are rouges every where who are bent on evil.

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    November 17, 2017 at 12:41 pm
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  3. Let madala not be harassed. Hs done alot and sacrificed alot fr this great nation…..liberation struggle,empowering th black citizen of zim…that most african black nationals don’t have at all…this can neveer be taken away from him..only tht he stayed mch longer as leader of this grest natioon.Let him be allowed to enjoy his life as a statesman wth alk th protection and government support . Remember tht evn at this stage he has the support evn within th military circles.Lawlessness msy plunge our great neighbour into th turmoi tht we watch on ttv evryday.th zimbabwean pipo hv suffered enough.Let there be peace..I salute th military commanders keeping on handling the the whole situation with utmost caution and calmness…yes he may hv made mistakes like anyone else bt let hm and hs family be handled wth all th respect he deserves.

    dc 10.
    November 17, 2017 at 11:19 pm
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  4. One of th few if not only leader who wd openly tell th white racist and capitalistic whites straight on th face wthout fear..Africa’s STRONGMAN you will always be remembered….

    dc 10.
    November 17, 2017 at 11:27 pm
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    Powerful prophet
    November 18, 2017 at 12:53 am
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