Kenyans dig in as Mugabe is put under house arrest
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has been detained by the country’s military, his ruling party Zanu-PF says.
Several members of his Cabinet, who have since been branded “crooks” and “criminals”, have been arrested in what the military terms a “a bloodless transition”.
“There was no coup, only a bloodless transition which saw corrupt and crooked persons being arrested and an elderly man who had been taken advantage of by his wife being detained,” Zanu PF said in a Twitter post on Wednesday.
Talk of a possible coup in Zimbabwe trended on Twitter in Kenya on Wednesday.
Kenyans are Reporting The #Zimbabwe Siege like they are in Harare
— Jungle (@Amollo10) November 15, 2017
Congratulations #Zimbabwe for showing men who think they are the only men with balls that they are actually nothing
— Ek Barz (@Oneeddiekevin) November 15, 2017
U call it a new day in #Zimbabwe yet ZanuPf retains power? In politics a man's ideals cannot b separated with that of his organisation.
— Eugene BoBo (@ETM17) November 15, 2017
Wenger looking at situation in #Zimbabwe like ?? pic.twitter.com/QoEy4JhL9t
— Master J (@JostaMasterJ) November 15, 2017
ZIMBABWE STATE MEDIA BROADCAST STRUGGLE SONGS https://t.co/1AgV2BRkxm#EmmersonMnangagwa #ZimbabweCoup #Zimbabwe #Mugabe pic.twitter.com/HGsH2vk80n
— Adekunle Owolabi (@iamkstunt) November 15, 2017
Zanu-PF youth wing leader Kudzai Chipanga arrested a day after vowing to die in Mugabe defence; state TV airing patriotic songs.#Zimbabwecrisis #Zimbabwe
— Bonface Nyangla (@BonfaceNyangla) November 15, 2017