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[MUGABE HAS RESIGNED] Zimbabwe celebrates!

Post by eugene » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:04 am

I know this isn't a cricket topic, but politics and cricket in Zimbabwe are most certainly intertwined.

Soldiers have taken over the state broadcaster and explosions have been heard in Harare: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-41992351

While Mugabe deserves everything he gets in trying to turn Zimbabwe into his own family fiefdom, I am not sure a military coup will lead to better governance.
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Post by Kriterion_BD » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:27 am

Hope that everyone is safe!

Tha being said, as long as whoever comes to power can ensure justice and prosperity, does it really matter? Lets hope for the very best.
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Post by eugene » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:42 am

Yeah, no one in the military is going to ensure justice and prosperity. These guys are as bad as the ones they are trying to overthrow.
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Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:35 am

Stickying this one. As you said it's all intertwined.

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Post by Jemisi » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:45 am

The ZANU statement was interesting reading - http://www.thezimbabwean.co/wp-content/ ... r-2017.pdf

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Post by eugene » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:35 am

The military are claiming it is not a coup and that they are just removing criminals who are around Mugabe. Of course the military always deny coups when they launch them.
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Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:56 am

We need to get an account from gargamel or Googly or someone else on the ground. The media reports are pretty light on for detail.

I guess it doesn't help that it's the middle of the night in Zim either.

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Post by eugene » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:10 am

I was chatting with googly earlier who confirmed that armoured vehicles were in Harare yesterday, specificallyat the Presidential Guard HQ, I guess there to neutralise any threat they pose.
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Re: Zimbabwe Coup underway?

Post by TapsC » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:14 am

Personally heard gunshots in the middle of the night.. sounded like AK-47 kind of fire. with a couple of explosions. true story. I don't live too far from where the President lives. they have taken over the state broadcasters. will see if they are present on the streets. somebody I know who has a very early start to his day said there are some military roadblocks present.

Will see what happens over time. nothing is 100% clear yet

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Post by ZIMDOGGY » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:15 am

No coincidence that this comes amongst the Cremer match fixing scandal.

The public are up in arms.
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