Embattled president of Zimbabwe is the subject of major news headlines around the world. Events back home in what looks like an end to his nearly four decades continue to be covered widely.
The 93-year-old leader is also not doing too bad on social media platforms – Twitter and Facebook. Most users across the world continue to poke fun at him over his predicament. Cartoonists have also waded in to some extent.
What then is Mugabe’s headache? The Zimbabwean Defense Forces (ZDF) made good a pledge to ‘step in’ if Mugabe did not halt a purge of members belonging to his former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Zanu PF, the ruling party, had slammed army chief Constantino Chiwenga for a tresonable stance on Tuesday only to wake up on Wednesday with Chiwenga backed army in charge of the state broadcaster and the country’s first and only president ‘confined but fine,’ as Jacob Zuma confirmed.