Military In Power in Zimbabwe

While many Zimbabweans are celebrating the military takeover that abruptly ended the 37-year rule of President Robert Mugabe, there are growing fears that Mr. Mugabe will be replaced by a military-dominated regime that remains equally repressive.

Diplomats and opposition parties are scrambling to find a path to democracy from Zimbabwe’s military coup. Yet the early signs suggest that the next government will be largely controlled by the same authoritarian politicians and soldiers who have led the once-thriving country into a nightmare of poverty and isolation.

Negotiations continued on Thursday between Mr. Mugabe and the military, with mediation led by South African cabinet ministers and a Catholic priest. But despite rumours of a deal that could allow Mr. Mugabe and his family to leave the country, there was no announcement by the end of the day.

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  • ntt1

    some bemedaled simian from within army ranks will murder his way into total power and continue the rape of what was once a rich country all the while claiming colonialism as the problem.

  • canminuteman

    Nothing will ever change.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    A fight over who gets to wear the skin of Rhodesia while demanding our respect.

    Until White Rhodesians and South Africans are given wholesale amnesty in the west, I cannot be bothered to care about the blacks that made those two countries the hell holes that they are.