November 15, 2017
Robert Mugabe has been compelled to step down from the president’s seat and Mnangagwa has been called upon to take the place instead. The army had taken control of the national broadcast channel ZBC on Wednesday morning but assured citizens that it was not a coup and called it a “bloodless transition”.
Mugabe has been charged of “acting on his own interests” for expelling war veterans which include Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Many claimed this move took place to make way for Mugabe’s wife, Grace, to take up the presidential position. Mugabe brought about rampant purges of the war veterans which included Mnangagwa allies, widening the chasm between the citizens and Mugabe’s own camp. Mugabe’s stance against the war veterans was seen as a betrayal against the mass struggle that the country faced during repossession of white-owned commercial farms in 2000.