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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:39 pm 
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JUST IN: Two tanks parked beside main road 20 km outside Harare, facing the Zimbabwe capital - Reuters witness

2:00 PM - 14 Nov 2017


https://twitter.com/ReutersWorld/status ... 4804531201

A LOT of talk right now on social media that a military coup is underway.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:52 pm 
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"Ten tanks have passed us by and these guys are not smiling," reports a motorist
https://twitter.com/DelphinoTaona/statu ... 1673838592


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Thanks for your concerns, there is NO coup happening in Zimbabwe. Please continue with your lives and face up to your own problems. https://twitter.com/zanu_pf/status/930448946077483014


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:56 am 
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youngian wrote:
"Ten tanks have passed us by and these guys are not smiling," reports a motorist
https://twitter.com/DelphinoTaona/statu ... 1673838592


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ZANU PF‏ @zanu_pf
Thanks for your concerns, there is NO coup happening in Zimbabwe. Please continue with your lives and face up to your own problems. https://twitter.com/zanu_pf/status/930448946077483014

Sky News are reporting Mugabe and his wife are in custody, the military are on the streets of Harare, and it's an inter-factional dust-up within ZanuPF.

Dunno how accurate that is though.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:44 am 
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About bloody time somebody moved against that geriatric nutjob.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:47 am 
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Not sure how much will change. China's pretty much bought the country.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:51 am 
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Nicholas Soames was speaking very authoritatively this morning about a party of rogues and bigoted crackpots disintegrating into civil war. Zanu PF that is.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:11 pm 
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Abernathy wrote:
About bloody time somebody moved against that geriatric nutjob.

Listening to the wireless the other night, it seems this was precipitated by a purge against 'war heroes' - the most exalted position one can hold in Zim.

Isn't Mugabe himself one of these 'heroes'? Pity I lost touch with one of my old work colleagues - he's Zimbabwean.

ETA: BBC reporting Mugabe is under house arrest.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-41997982


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:47 pm 
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I was just wondering what this means for Van Hoogstraten. I suspect he's going to be leaving the country pretty fucking sharpish.


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I'm sure that little bastard will find another bolt hole.

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I'm sure that little bastard will find another bolt hole.

The Royal Borough of K & C is, I hear, in need of some international residential solutions.

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Don't let the door hit your arse on the way out....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42043370


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:07 pm 
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Bob's gone.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-42071488

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As the bells ring out for a brighter future and there is dancing in the street, one question remains. Is he our crocodile?

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