LIVE: No Military Takeover in Zimbabwe – Day 3

Farirai Machivenyika, Senior Reporter 10:26 – Action taken by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) today does not represent a military takeover of the Government but is meant to address the political, social and economic situation that could have ended in violent conflict, the ZDF said in a statement. LISTEN TO STATEMENT HERE 10:41 – The situation in Harare’s CBD is calm with people going about their business. ZDF says “As soon as we have accomplished our mission we expect that the situation will return to normalcy.”

Commander of the Defence Forces, General Constantino Guvheya Nyikadzino Chiwenga

Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, General Constantino Guvheya Nyikadzino Chiwenga

10:45 – ZDF started with a statement Monday 13 November 2017 in which Commander General Constantine Chiwenga asserted that the military would not hesitate to step in if the country’s revolution was threatened. General Chiwenga said drastic action would be taken immediately to stop counter revolutionaries from sliding Zimbabwe back into colonisation. WATCH VIDEO BELOW 11:16 – It is business as usual in Harare and other cities across the country with Zimbabweans going about their daily routines. ZDF announced early morning today that it has taken action to address the political, social and economic situation in the country that it said risked turning violent.

President Jacob Zuma

President Jacob Zuma

11:21 – The announcement by ZDF that it has taken action to address the situation in Zimbabwe is trending on social media and dominated conversations across the globe.

Free movement of people in the Capital city as the Army calls for peace and calmness.

Free movement of people in the Capital city as the Army calls for peace and calmness.

11:23 – Meanwhile the situation across the country remains calm as Zimbabweans took in the news.

Small to medium scale business people opening their markets for business early this morning in Mbare Harare.

Small to medium scale business people opening their markets for business early this morning in Mbare Harare.

11:26 – President Jacob Zuma (South Africa) has issued a statement on behalf of SADC calling for calm and restraint in Zimbabwe

Business opened for trade early this morning in Harare.

Business opened for trade early this morning in Harare.

12:24 – Meanwhile the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association press conference is under way in Harare.

Business as usual  in Harare.

Business as usual in Harare.

13:17 - Cde Matemadanda says the country’s national Constitution had been thrown into the dustbin hence the effort to restore Constitutionalism.

Business as usual  in Harare.

Business as usual in Harare.

13: 28 - He says unlike the Lancaster House Constitution, the 2013 Constitution was written by all political parties. Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association applauds the role taken by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces to normalise the situation  in Zanu-PF and the country. ZNLWA says Zanu-PF should return to constitutionalism and reverse all the expulsions and suspensions that were spearheaded by the G40 cabal . ZNLWA demands that President Mugabe explain why he chose to associate himself with Jonathan Moyo and failed to recognize the response by Cde Mnangagwa. ZNLWA says President Mugabe should be recalled as the first secretary and President of Zimbabwe.

Youths play soccer in Mbare Harare, Wednesday 15 November 2017

Youths play soccer in Mbare Harare, Wednesday 15 November 2017

13:35 - ”It is true that the freedom fighters are stakeholders not from dictatorial tendencies. We ask the ZBC to be patriotic this time and not to report from factional corners. We know they were taking orders from somewhere,” says Cde Matemadanda.

Travelers board buses to different destinations at Mbare bus terminus.

Travelers board buses to different destinations at Mbare bus terminus.

 

Secondary school children happily making their way home  after finishing their lessons in Harare.

Secondary school children happily making their way home after finishing their lessons in Harare.

 

Travelers board buses to different destinations at Mbare bus terminus.

Travelers board buses to different destinations at Mbare bus terminus.

 

Business as usual at Mbare Musika vegetable market in Harare.

Business as usual at Mbare Musika vegetable market in Harare.

Ice cream vendor selling their dairy product in Mbare Harare

Ice cream vendor selling their dairy product in Mbare Harare

 

Small to medium scale business people opened their markets for business early this morning in Mbare Harare.

Small to medium scale business people opened their markets for business early this morning in Mbare Harare.

 

Free movement of people in the Capital city as the Army calls for peace and calmness.

Free movement of people in the Capital city as the Army calls for peace and calmness.

14:38 – Meanwhile the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association has thrown its weight behind actions taken by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces to restore normalcy in the social, political and economic life in the country. This was said by the ZNLWVA Secretary General Cde Victor Matemadanda while addressing a press conference this afternoon.

WATCH VIDEO BELOW

NO MILITARY TAKEOVER IN ZIM: Full Report

Action taken by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces today does not represent a military takeover of the Government but is meant to address the political, social and economic situation that could have ended in violent conflict.

Addressing the nation on ZBCTv early this morning, ZDF spokesperson, Major General Sibusiso Busi Moyo, who was flanked by Air Vice Marshall Jacob Nzvede urged people to go about their normal business but limit unneccessary movement.

“To both our people and the world beyond our borders, we wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover of Government. What the Zimbabwe Defence Forces is doing is to pacify a degenerating political, social and economic situation in our country which if not addressed may result in violent conflict,” Maj-Gen Moyo said.

Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantino Chiwenga (centre) congratulates Major-General Sibusisiwe Moyo (left) and Air Vice Marshal Jacob Nzvede after their promotion on 11 March 2015. Looking on is Air Vice Marshal Abu Basutu

Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantino Chiwenga (centre) congratulates Major-General Sibusisiwe Moyo (left) and Air Vice Marshal Jacob Nzvede after their promotion on 11 March 2015. Looking on is Air Vice Marshal Abu Basutu

He also said President Mugabe and his family were safe and their security was guaranteed.

“We wish to assure the nation that His Excellency, The President, of the Republic of Zimbabwe, and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde R.G. Mugabe and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed.

“We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice. As soon as we have accomplished our mission we expect that the situation will return to normalcy,” Maj-Gen Moyo added.

The ZDF spokesperson called for calm among Zimbabweans.

“To the generality of the people of Zimbabwe, we urge you to remain calm and limit unnecessary movement. However, we encourage those who are employed and those with essential business in the city to continue their normal activities as usual. “Our wish is that you enjoy your rights and freedoms and that we return our country to a dispensation that allows for investment, development and prosperity that we all fought for and for which many of our citizens paid the supreme sacrifice,” he added.

Maj-Gen Moyo assured other arms of the State that their actions were meant to protect their independence.

“To the civil servants, as you are aware, there is a plan by the same individuals to influence the current purging which is place in the political sphere to the civil service. We are against that act of injustice and we intend to protect every one of you against that.

“To the judiciary, the measures underway are intended to ensure that, as an independent arm of the State, you are able to exercise your independent authority without fear of being obstructed as has been the case with this group of individuals.

“To our Members of Parliament, your legislative role is of paramount importance for peace and stability in this country and it is our desire that a dispensation is created that allows you to serve your respective political constituencies according to democratic tenets,” he added.

He urged political parties to discourage their members from engaging in violence.

“To the youth, we call upon you to realise that the future of this country is yours. Do not be enticed with dirty coins of silver, be disciplined and remain committed to the ethos and values of this great nation.

“To all churches and religious organisations in Zimbabwe, we call upon you and your congregations to pray for our country and preach the gospel of love, peace, unity and development,” Maj-Gen Moyo said.

He also urged war veterans to ensure peace and stability in the country and said leave days for all ZDF members had been cancelled.

“To members of the Defence Forces, all leave is cancelled and you are all to return to your barracks with immediate effect. To our respected traditional leaders, you are the custodians of our culture, customs, traditions and heritage and we request you to provide leadership and direction to your communities for the sake of unity and development in our country.

“To the other security services, we urge you to cooperate for the good of our country. Let it be clear that we intend to address the human security threats in our country. Therefore, any provocation will be met with an appropriate response,” he added, calling on the media to report fairly.

 DAY 2

Zanu-PF Youth League  Secretary Cde Kudzanai Chipanga last night apologized to Commander, ZDF General Constantino Guveya Chiwenga and the Zimbabwe Defence Forces hierarchy for his remarks on Tuesday at the ZANU-PF Headquarters in which he denigrated the ZDF, saying he was not the author of the statement he read. The four-page statement, Cde Chipanga said, was handed to him on Tuesday morning by one Rodney Dangarembizi.

13:36 - Meanwhile DrJoice Mujuru and the People’s Rainbow Coalition held a press briefing at 12:30 Thursday afternoon frollowing the stepping in yesterday of the ZDF to address the political, social and economic situation that could have ended in violent conflict. Dr Mujuru is the nominated presidential candidate for the PRC for the 2018 elections.

VIDEO & Highlights from the press conference

- PRC values the collective will of the those who participated in the liberation struggle in fighting for self-rule, land and one-man one vote among others
- PRC believes in equal opportunities for all those who call Zimbabwe homes, and not a selected few.
- PRC is haertened by the assurances given by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces on the prevailing situation

Dr Joice Mujuru

Dr Joice Mujuru

- Dr Mujuru urged Zimbabweans to observe the rule of law during the process.
- PRC believes that the prevailing developments require participation by all critical stakeholders beyond political actors.
- There is no doubt that Zimbabwe is in need of a transitional arrangement
- Dr Mujuru said it is now time to reflect as Zimbabweans seek to rebuild the country

17:00 – President Mugabe today met Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantino Guveya Chiwenga at State House together with Father Fidelis Mukonori and SA envoys who included Defence  Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and State Security Minister Bongani Bongoe. Also in attendance were Zimbabwe Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi and  State Security Minister Cde Kembo Mohadi.

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Speaking earlier this week Major General Sibusiso Busi Moyo said: “We are only targeting criminals around him (President Mugabe) who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice. As soon as we have accomplished our mission we expect that the situation will return to normalcy,” Maj-Gen Moyo added.

However the situation has already been normal with people going about their business through out the country.

DAY 3

06:11 – Early morning today General Chiwenga  issued a statement updating the nation that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces had made progress, accounting for some of the criminals in order to bring them to justice though others were still at large.

See full report here: We have made progress: ZDF

 12:10 – Meanwhile it is business as usual in the country with President Mugabe expected to cap Zimbabwe Open University graduating students in Harare this afternoon in his capacity as the University’s Chancellor.

17:00 – ZANU-PF provincial structures in all the country’s 10 provinces call for the resignation of their First Secretary, President Robert Mugabe.

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  • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

    Our revolution continues. We will protect our revolutionary gains pro bono publico. We look forward to peace, economic recovery and development. As a liberation hero, I will continue to support our party`s revolutionary principles and trajectory. This morning I am currently planting soya bean in my A1 plot. Thanks to our revolutionary land reform.

    • kutototo

      Ahhh prof murivapenyu? manga marova. Ko budai pachena kuti mumire papi.

      • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

        Ndimire mumunda mangu iyezvino. Uru kureva kumira kwei? Kwe tractor yangu? Kkkkkkk. Politically speaking I am ZANU PF . I am not affected by any dynamics as a sinless cell member.

        • mandevu

          i was looking forward to voting for you. Maybe you can still be a candidate?

        • kutototo

          Thank yu prof, welcome back.

        • Dollar boy

          sanctions to blame for all this…kkkkk

    • Tengenenge

      LOL. Well done , we still need to eat after taking care of the G40 counter revolutionaries

    • Trex1

      You forgot the word ‘sanctions’ in your comment Cde.

      • Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof)

        The sanctions are still relevant . But perhaps measures to attract investment(FDI) and have the sanctions fully removed are necessary.

        • Trex1

          Slowly but surely you will see the light. Kutuka varidzi vemari does not help. Screaming sanctions daily does not help too. Sitting down at a table, ironing out differences and crafting a mutually beneficial environment will assist. Kutuka varidzi vecapital everyday hakuna zvakunokusvitsa. Africa is open for business and not exploitation and to open for business you need to be friendly to owners of capital. When a capital owner walks into your farm do you say first remove sanctions then I will allow you to assist me?

    • Respect women AIDS kills

      Let us honour all those who participated in the liberation of Zimbabwe and also allow them like any other citizen of Zim to participate in the development of our economy rather than publicly rebuke, denigrate them etc. Let’s not allow vana “mafike zolo” to disrespect those who were in the battle field with the gun that liberated our country. Let’s be analytical Prof, what the current regime is doing to the liberators of this country and other citizens is not very different from what Ian Douglas Smith used to do to our forefathers. Think of those 4 young men “boo boys” who were arrested recntly (wasted taxpayers’ money) for booing the so called 1st Lady, is booing a crime? That’s freedom of expression. She beat up a young lady in Jo’burg recently, that is a crime, why is she not being prosecuted?

    • Vhomoto

      The problem I have with you Prof is your lack of a strong spine to stand on a very defined view point irrespective of whether it injures your funders (the G40). To date you have been mum on your take on the military intervention and by extension the demise of the Gushungo dynasty and the G40 project. When Garwe was untimely removed from the party you insinuated that it was political cleansing of your party and therefore was legit. Is the army negating that cleansing and if so, how are you and your lot going to respond to this. Don’t come to us with your shallow narrative of protecting revolutionary gains be categoric here and educate us isu vasina kufunda

    • Moe_Scyslack2

      Prof, how art thou?

  • sky

    I am saddened that ZDF has chosen a 75 year old man to take over the reins of the country. Emmerson is no different to Mugabe. Ngoma ndiyo ndiyo boys dzangu.

    • Musanyepe

      imbomira iwe. what we wanted was change….he will not do the same mistake done by Bob, one way or another change has come and we go for erection, you choose whoerver u want

      • Telford Barietsile

        Go for what?

    • Cde Development

      Who told you that? it might not be their move, people are just speculating.

    • Tengenenge

      You will be OK.

    • sure

      STOP IT, wanzii ko!

  • chaminuka

    Trying to put lipstick on a pig, are we? A pig by any other name..

  • Matoenda

    Bets are on that many claiming to have Mugabe family ties will surreptitiously disappear from public sight within the next couple of weeks. Wonder if a long list of international arrest warrants has already been prepared in advance? Does Singapore have an extradition treaty with Zimbabwe?

    • Hatitye

      Reports already suggest Mugabe agrees to step down if Chiwenga allows Grace to leave the country. I suggest they first allow Mugabe to officially “retire” then deal with Grace and the rest of that corrupt extended family. For the price of a diamond ring, a new maximum security block extension can be added to Chikurubi to accommodate newcomers.

  • leo philips

    dfg

  • leo philips

    ** u herald

  • leo philips

    *** zinja

  • Pasipamire

    A coup by any other name…

    • theheraldonline

      This is not a coup. Kindly follow The Herald for the most authentic reports of what is prevailing in Zimbabwe

      • succuba

        “When you see a man in military uniform reading the news on national television, you know it’s done,”

        “There are no more questions. Authority is now in the hands of the military.”

      • Pasipamire

        You must be joking.. lol

      • Loud Speaker

        What is it then?Why a man in military regalia on state TV saying things pivotal to our country since 1980 AND nary a pip squeak from the president? As for following the Herald for the most authentic reports….You Sir, are having a laugh!…Seriously!!

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ef40d2ea55704eae596ed7962a7cf32e880e91161573d05feb78e00a47c7263d.gif

      • khumz

        cicicicic shame Herald, trying to remain relevant

  • Musanyepe

    Ceaser Zvayi where are you, you think there is a going back to this? pepuka from your slumber, start working no more handlers. just be the news you are supposed to be, otherwise

    • theheraldonline

      We are bringing you authentic details of the prevailing calmness soon. Stay with us.

      • zimbotry

        Well, that will be a nice change

  • chommie

    I think army yakanganwa kuuya paHerald, regai tivazivise vasvikepo fast fast

  • sylvia101

    Please tell us that the mugabe-trash-rubbish parade is now over?

  • Gaitor

    Just fire the whole Herald Lot bring in new young stars. And Chipanda thought Chiwenga belonged to the Salvation Army.

    P.S When done with your mission up next is Arsen Wenger

    • Allen Farai

      Hahahahahaha, Chi-Wenger.

  • Syabulongo

    they are in shock / denial, then they shall move into mourning before acceptance of the reality finally sink in.

  • Shonhiwa

    What a shame! No more diplomatic immunity for Grace. If other charges aren’t fast tracked in Zimbabwe, we may yet see an interesting Pistorus style media circus in SA. However if a new Zimbabwe Government confiscates all “First Family” assets including SA properties, how will the deposed head of the Women’s League afford to pay legal emoluments?

    • Bhora Resimbi

      Kikikikiki ma1 Gire yamboko, ** kanga kanetsa aka

  • Taki

    Please we want to know who pulled down the initial address, who is counter revolutionary. We want to know, and must be made public and read it for us

  • Taki

    We had become a laughing country partly because of this pathetic paper

  • Taki

    Also G40 should give us evidence abt the missing 15bil, they know abt it and sanity should be restored

    • Bhora Resimbi

      Alo we want closure on Dzamara<CDE ED please store Zimbabwe

  • Hacha Duke of Enkeldoorn

    The following shall obtain starting today;
    1. All structures of ZANU PF – from the Cell – shall be restructured in accordance with the ethos and ideals of the liberation struggle. The G40 elements shall be decimated mercilessly and purged from all structures of the party.
    2. The ZANU PF congress scheduled for the 13 December shall go ahead and the revamped party structures shall vote for ED Munangagwa as the First Secretary of ZANU PF.
    3. Early elections shall be called and as usual ZANU PF shall romp to victory and ED shall be sworn in as the new President of the Republic of Zimbabwe.
    4. After all the hurly burly is done Zimbabweans shall go back to their usual routine i.e. corruption in high places, road blocks, vending, company closures. cash shortages etc.

  • CorpGovGuru

    Tinotenda vanaMukoma zvamaita!

    Now the work towards economic prosperation for all begins in ernest.

    Zimbabwe belongs to all of us who live in it not one family and a few criminals.

    Once again thank You! Aluta Continua!

  • Chibaba Chacho

    On this day, The Gun got Mightier than the pen!!!!!!!!

  • Pamusoroi

    Finally herald you are now reporting truth on the ground. and Please stop editing our comments we pay you by our tax money. Give us freedom of speech

  • Tinashe

    About time the military got a Back Bone in Zimbabwe. They cant afford to be ruled by a woman who**.

  • Dube

    Herald should be embarrassed with this, you job is to give unbiased information to the public. You demonstrate very unprofessional behaviour by providing unreliable news. It’s surprising that you are starting to report this today and without giving the full info of what is happening on the ground. You might as well close down as your paper is not serving the purpose.Shame and shame on you.

    • theheraldonline

      Kindly stick with us for the most authentic reports of what is prevailing.

  • Zoomer

    Well done guys. It was long overdue. Root out the dynasty

  • Hacha Duke of Enkeldoorn

    Varegerere shamwari – vambenge vachidya – tose tine nzara and we do everything we can to feed our families – including selling out.

  • Steve

    What a fantastic opportunity to restore Zimbabwe to its former glory. It is a truly wonderful country with enormous potential. Given the right investment climate it has the potential to be a shining beacon for the African Continent. Root out corruption. Confiscate the assets stolen by Mugabe and his cronies and use the proceeds to restore the excellent services and infrastructure that once made Zimbabwe the envy of the region. Come on guys, you can do it! Show us the way forward.

  • Lazarus Dokora should go as well

  • Jonah15

    This forum is refreshing without that waffling professor and the munhu wese kuna Mai nonsense, makaura.

    • Zimbizindop

      Ok I ASM

    • Zimbizindop

      Hooray **! I barely see anything he has done well since independence besides robbing us and starving us. Most of the buildings we use are from old days (15 years of Smith) and we make almost no new ones in 40 years of Mugabe. Ok let’s see how long it takes the moderator to say it’s not a coup.

  • Misodzi

    I never thought one day I will be glad that there has been a coupe in Zimbabwe. A few days When Australia on 11 November at 11.00am when Australia stopped to remember all their soldiers who died from WW1 I said Mugabe made sure in Chinhoyi there is not even a statue of the 7 heroes. I t has been all about himself and not it was about too be his wife.

    • theheraldonline

      The situation prevailing in Zimbabwe does not represent a coup. ZDF is addressing a political, social and economic situation that could have ended in violent conflict. Stick with us for the most authentic reports of what is prevailing right now.

      • Pastor Farie

        Please edit. Reread before you post. Thanks

        • theheraldonline

          Thanks. I notice the repetition. Thanks a lot.

        • theheraldonline

          Thanks, updated.

      • Zarura Zimbabgwe

        Nhasi chitatu Chiwenga akataura nemuvhuro, hamhuna kuripota. Chokwadi chenyu hatichizivi! Sorry ndiri kuvukura zvangu.

      • Tom

        Nobody expects authenticity from a rag like the herald we are here for the comments

      • Justice Minister

        Rightly said, please let’s be united and speak the same language…change has come ZDF our heroes!!

  • gamba

    Thank you military!

  • Zvine Basa Rei

    Just when the president was talking about the sun setting on the older generation, and rising on the newer generation, these guys from the ZDF go and show that they do not really care about the youth of Zimbabwe chatting their own course. All that hard work down the drain, we will be back hedu time is on our side. All they really care about are their cronies, and their children. Lets hope they have a plan for after this, last time in 1980, the president had to step in to normalize socio-economic matters, which they have no clue about. Cheers to another 30 odd years of old people’s rule.

  • Pastor Farie

    Wow, interesting events. Sungai vanhu. Or else tinosunga imimi.

  • Mnaizi

    A political party with no factions within it is not a true democratic party with the free expression of ideas. In the USA, they have Trump vs establishment, Sanders (progressive) vs Clinton (centrist), fiscal conservative vs non-fiscal conservative, etc, etc. It’s the same with all political parties in the world. But what is not normal is to have one faction fired by the other faction. A true democratic and progressive party must have factions which respect the democratic vote of people within the party, its leadership (rules and hierarchy) and the ideology of the party. From what I know, all the different factions within Zanu-PF respect the ideology of the party. Empowering the people, liberation war, land reform, indigenisation, education, self-dependency, industrialization, STEM, spreading wealth, support to Zimbabweans startups/youth funds, command agriculture and hopefully promote local research and development, high tech industries, semi-conductor industry.

  • Zvine Basa Rei

    One more, these things are called revolutions for a reason, they keep coming back, I hope they know what kind of precedent they have set with this. Any politician who is serious about getting into office now, needs not collect, collate and address the needs of the people. No all they need to do is visit Defence House, see what those guys there want, sign a deal with them and viola president. Its actually funny when you think about it to be honest, are they sure they thought this through? Because rumor has it that the guy who caused all this brouhaha, also wants to get into politics. So if he does get into politics, whom do they leave there? Can they be able to trust that new guy, does not have some interests which lie elsewhere? This has just made Zimbabwe into a proper African state. These guys are just a very weird bunch of dudes, no wonder the president was uncomfortable leaving this beautiful great nation in their hands.

  • Jovan Blom

    Finally! Zimbabwe’s tackling its problem(s) head-on! This doesn’t just fill us South Africans with hope for our neighbour, but hope for ourselves, too – may our corrupt powers pay close attention to what unfolds in Zim….

  • Jovan Blom

    Have some pity for Herald staff – right now, it’s a very difficult job that they have….

  • Jovan Blom

    How can getting rid of Mugabe and ‘installing’ Mnangwagwa not be for the benefit of the country…?! Yes, it’s for the country….

  • Jovan Blom

    Okay, I will watch the space….

  • Jovan Blom

    Yes, obscenities are inexcusable, during a coup….

  • Mukotami

    Nyika yose iri kufara

  • Nyika Mukanza

    Sure would love to see Zimbabwe flourish. May God bless our nation. If Mugabe is out after this I am happy too.

  • Madara

    liar. you delete whole comments.

    • theheraldonline

      Nope, Madara.

  • Richard WWW

    Other than the fact that Mugabe has been under house arrest and is said to be resigning from power, no, definitely not a military takeover! It’s a military controlled transition.

    Grace Mugabe was legendary for her shopping sprees and high spending ways. Robert Mugabe was a ** of a human, whether this lot will be any different remains to be seen.

    There’s only so much corruption that can be blamed on repression and European meddling from 40 years ago.

  • Richard WWW

    Censorship?

  • Richard WWW

    is everything checked before it’s ok’d?

  • bhurujena

    Just an addition to the criminal list — Please NDP put ** under house arrest together with ** … I am not sure about the HAUNA $ CASH boys…

  • Tongai Dodo

    #TeamLacoste

  • mandevu

    he is planting at the moment, but is soon to announce he will be running for PRESIDENT

  • Qiniso

    oPasipamire bakiti…you’re damn buffoon. Vuka, sekusile.

  • Qiniso

    @theheraldonline….Well said, this buffoon Pasipamire is a joke. We can debate him on issues not on insults period.

  • GT

    Good luck to everyone in Zimbabwe. Except those people that have sucked your country dry of its’ wealth and prosperity over the last few decades.

  • Tambai Chinemavende

    l remember in 1980 most of us went out celebrating and singing ‘…mauya mauya comrade, zvamauya tongai Zimbabwe…’ I wanted to do the same today when news filtered through that the army had ‘taken over’ the country, then I realised that it’s still the same comrades that we welcomed to rule us in 1980! My heart immediately sank as I got seized with trepidation, anxiety, horror even when I imagined the prospects of being under the same comrades even for just one more day! I became overwhelmingly afraid when I tried to imagine and list the reasons why the army had intervened at the time and in the way they did? I have got no doubt, but one thing remains clear that whatever their motive, the army;s statements, from the commander’s to Moyo’s broadcast, they were all well presented and coloured so as to appeal to the ravished and impoverished ordinary men and women. However, given their history and knack for corruption, what else can they possible do now to make our lives easy and worth living, which they failed to do during the past 37 years? Can they be trusted to deliver anything new! I know we all want change, but is this the change we want. In one of my previous posts I warned against just changing the guard but still remain in the same predicament of ‘suffer continue’ when I reminded you of the joke on a bus about ‘…ngoma ndiyo ndiyo anhu voye…!’ Its good that RGM and all his lapdogs and henchmen are under arrest and have been removed from their seats of power. I hope every one of them goes including MPs (zpf, mdc, independents-they are all there not to serve but just to line their pockets)! The army and ED must also go, otherwise I am just seeing this intervention as nothing more than just a ploy to bring back and impose the disGRACEd ED and preserve the status quo. So please do something different and surprise us. Meanwhile, I am not holding my breath!

  • theheraldonline

    which one Muchovi Washoko?

  • Avi Ratica

    Going from Smith to Mugabe, you poor folks have never caught a break.

  • Justice Minister

    These guyz really had a plan…I hope other African nations will learn frm the professionalism of the ZDF

  • Tambai Chinemavende

    Iiiiiiii vakomana! Judging by the noise they are making in parliament for USD and other perks, these loud political neophytes like Biti and even Morgan must be avoided like the plague! I hear Morgan had to literally remove his drips and other life supporting connections he was having in a hospital in SA, kuti amhanye kudzoka kuno in case he misses out on the new gravy train. I can see him (and Biti and others) already smiling with glee and hoping that rgm does the sensible thing and resigns or exits without further delay so that he can be PM again and have access to more state houses, cars, resources, and women! Nzara yange yave kuruma weduwe! Kana urwere hunobva hwanyanya kana uine nzara! Hehehehehe!

  • Tambai Chinemavende

    Iiiiiiii vakomana in the eminent transitional dispensation I hope the General will avoid the hungry and desperate vultures we had in the last gnu fling! Judging by the noise they are making in parliament for USD and other perks, these loud political neophytes like Biti and even Morgan and Temba must be avoided like the plague! I hear Morgan had to literally remove his drips and other life supporting connections he was having in a hospital in SA, kuti amhanye kudzoka kuno in case he misses the new gravy train. I can see him (and Biti… and Temba… and others) already smiling with glee and hoping that rgm does the sensible thing and resigns or exits without further delay so that he can be PM again and have access to more state houses, cars, resources, and women! Nzara yange yave kuruma weduwe! Kana urwere hunobva hwanyanya kana uine nzara! Hehehehehe!