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Zimbabwe has undergone 'military coup by stealth'

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posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 07:18 AM
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Zimbabwe has undergone 'military coup by stealth'


www.t elegraph.co.uk

Zimbabwe's generals have mounted a "military coup by stealth", reducing President Robert Mugabe to a "figurehead", a senior western diplomat said.

The tight circle of "securocrats", who sit on the Joint Operations Command (JOC) committee, are now believed to be in day-to-day charge of Zimbabwe's government.

They ensured Mr Mugabe did not step down after his defeat in the presidential election's first round in March and are now masterminding a campaign of terror to suppress the opposition Movement for Democratic Change and guarantee victory for Mr Mugabe in the June 27 run-off.

The government indefinitely suspended all work by aid groups and non-governmental organisations, accusing them of breaching their terms of registration.
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posted on Jun, 6 2008 @ 07:18 AM
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It has been clear for some time that the military has been propping up Mugabe, but according to these reports it seems they have superseded him and his authority using the President to take the flak while they rule behind the scenes.

I'm certain the results on June 27th (if we get any at all) will be rigged and falsified, and democracy in Zimbabwe will be made a mockery of. The future of the country and the key players (the military, Mugabe, Tsvangirai, Zanu-PF and the MDC) is very uncertain but I think we've moved into the realm of finding the least worst option now.

www.t elegraph.co.uk
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