Thursday, 16 November 2017

Robert Mugabe pictured for first time since 'coup'



Robert Mugabe has been pictured for the first time since he was put under house arrest in an apparent military coup in Zimbabwe.
 
Amid calls for him to resign after 37 years of iron-fist rule, he appeared smiling in images that showed him meeting an army chief as well as South African envoys at State House in the capital Harare.


The deposed president, 93, reportedly arrived in his motorcade from his private residence for the crunch talks, which also included officials from the Southern African Development Community (SADC).


Mr Mugabe has been in military custody, reportedly with his wife Grace, since the army stepped in earlier this week, as soldiers blockaded key roads and took over state television.


Army vehicles are still patrolling on the streets but Mr Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down, according to a source close to the military, which denies it was a coup.




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