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  1. Missy

     /  November 15, 2017

    There are some reports in the UK – mainly on the radio at the moment – that the military in Zimbabwe look to be about to, or in the process of, conducting a coup against Mugabe.

    I think this is a developing situation, so it will be interesting to see how it goes.

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  2. Missy

     /  November 15, 2017

    Just listening to the radio, a caller mentioned reading comments on the Guardian, and the host said that was a mistake to read the comments, he said it was a mistake to read most of the articles let alone the comments! Best thing I have heard all day! 😀

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    • Gezza

       /  November 15, 2017

      You’re evil sometimes, you are, Missy! >:D
      (Mind you, tbh – sometimes I quite like a little bit of that in a woman, like alcohol. 😉 )

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  3. Alan Wilkinson

     /  November 15, 2017

    The army opposes Grace Mugabe taking over from the old communist tyrant. Probably a show of force not a coup yet. The youth movement supports the Mugabe lunacy. I told you young people in politics are disastrous tools of the most evil. Meanwhile the ANC watches Zimbabwe and exactly the same unfolding in SA with its own Mugabe lookalike – Zuma.

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    • Gezza

       /  November 15, 2017

      Mugabe is a shit.

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    • Corky

       /  November 15, 2017

      So funny. Authorities say not to fear. They are just cleaning out criminals and crime around Mugabe.

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        • Alan Wilkinson

           /  November 15, 2017

          Looks like the military strategy is to isolate Mugabe from his support base of sycophants. Be interesting to see how they deal with his youth wing.

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          • Alan Wilkinson

             /  November 15, 2017

            Seems Mugabe really is a goner, now:
            Verified reports confirm that Mugabe has negotiated for Grace to leave the country while he prepares to step down. – News24

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          • Ray

             /  November 15, 2017

            It appears the youth wing have followed on behind the army.
            “The Youth League would want to confirm the detention of Cde K Chipanga. His safety has been guaranteed & has implored us to comply with the National Democratic Project which is underway.

            We would also want to commend the military for conducting the NDP with minimal force.”

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  November 15, 2017

              The leader of the Zanu PF Youth Movement has been arrested by the army. I guess that dealt with them.

        • Ray

           /  November 15, 2017

          Mugabe looks like he is history now.

          ZANU PF
          @zanu_pf
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          Last night the first family was detained and are safe, both for the constitution and the sanity of the nation this was necessary. Neither Zimbabwe nor ZANU are owned by Mugabe and his wife. Today begins a fresh new era and comrade Mnangagwa will help us achieve a better Zimbabwe.

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          • Gezza

             /  November 15, 2017

            More Aljazeera BREAKING NEWS
            The Zimbabwean Army has officially announced that it has SEIZED POWER in order to target the criminals around Mugabe.
            8-32 PM

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            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  November 15, 2017

              Late to the party, G. That was announced quite a long time ago.

            • Gezza

               /  November 15, 2017

              I was busy wildlife rangering. Nobody tells me anything!
              I didn’t read that they had officially announced they were taking over.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  November 15, 2017

              “We wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover,” the army statement said. “We are only targeting criminals around (Mugabe) who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice.”

              The spokesperson added “as soon as we have accomplished our mission, we expect that the situation will return to normalcy”.

              The army spokesperson called on churches to pray for the nation. He urged other security forces to “co-operate for the good of our country”, warning that “any provocation will be met with an appropriate response”.

              The statement called on troops to return to barracks immediately, with all leave cancelled. Overnight, at least three explosions were heard in the capital, Harare, and military vehicles were seen in the streets.

              The military actions appear to put the army in control of the country. Army commander Constantino Chiwenga had threatened on Monday to “step in” to calm political tensions.

              Mugabe’s ruling ZANU-PF party responded by accusing the general of “treasonable conduct.” But now Chiwenga appears to be in control.

              The army has been praised by the nation’s war veterans for carrying out “a bloodless correction of gross abuse of power”. The military will return Zimbabwe to “genuine democracy” and make the country a “modern model nation”, said Chris Mutsvangwa, chair of the war veterans’ association in Johannesburg.

              Mutsvangwa and the war veterans are staunch allies of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was fired from his post of vice president by Mugabe last week. Mnangagwa fled Zimbabwe last week but said he would return to lead the country.

            • Gezza

               /  November 15, 2017

              Mugabe gone will be a great boon to the country, hopefully.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  November 15, 2017

              We can hope it will allow rational change and policies to be implemented. But it may not after so many years of corruption, deceit and delusion. It is like wanting our teacher unions to support free market economics when their jobs depend on that not happening.

            • Gezza

               /  November 15, 2017

              NZ Teacher unions? Shocking and totally redundant conflation of two entirely separate issues, even countries, Sir Alan. Please do not do so again, or there will be strong words.

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  November 15, 2017

              I’m sure our teacher unions would be strong and faithful supporters of Sir Robert, Sir Gerald.

            • Gezza

               /  November 15, 2017

            • Alan Wilkinson

               /  November 15, 2017

              Can’t see Sir Robert putting up with Charter schools either. Still playing with your stamp collection, Sir Gerald? Nurse will be around to wash your hands directly.

            • patupaiarehe

               /  November 15, 2017

              Hopefully she has a few ‘wet wipes’, and talcum powder ‘on board’ as well, Sir Alan….

  4. Joe Bloggs

     /  November 15, 2017

    When Hannity turns against you, you know you’re screwed as a Republican Senate Candidate. Either that or Hannity just wants you to lie some more, and a bit more convincingly.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/media/360415-hannity-moore-must-give-satisfactory-explanation-for-misconduct-allegations-or

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    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  November 15, 2017

      I think Moore is toast and probably rightfully so. Seems to be a product of his time and place that is now viewed as a sad and warped religious history.

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  5. Gezza

     /  November 15, 2017

    Didn’t catch it all. Russia has admitted it lied about having evidence of US cooperation with ISIS. Sounds like their Defence Ministry put out images of US forces ignoring and not attacking an ISIL convoy. Unfortunately so many people recognised & reported the scene as being one from a video game they had to admit it was fake and blamed a contractor.

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