There are speculations on the media that Mnangagwa is going to face a coup or he resigns leaving Vice President Chiwenga to finish his term.
This development came about after a report by former cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo that Zimbabwe’s military commanders are pressuring Mnangagwa to step down or risk another military coup which is simmering within the army’s middle ranks.
Moyo claimed Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was recently sent by army chiefs to convey the message ordering Mnangagwa to step down.
Zimtrending learnt from the Spotlight that the Vice President, Rtd General Constantino Chiwenga, is reportedly preparing to take Zimbabwe power either this year or no later than August 2021, amid new reports that the military has agreed to a transitional takeover by the VP, to ease President Emmerson Mnangagwa out of office for his dismal economic failure.
According to Spotlight Zimbabwe a publication that was first to report about VP Chiwenga’s ascendancy to his current position on 18 March 2016, when he was still then the defence forces boss, their same informants maintain that Chiwenga is now poised to become president at a moment’s notice.
They claim that according to their high-level military and diplomatic sources, the country’s security chiefs under the auspices of the Joint Operations Command (JOC), recently agreed to elevate their former boss Chiwenga to the presidency, and expect him to run the country for about two to two and a half years on a transitional accord, before Zimbabwe’s next presidential and parliamentary elections slated for around July 2023.
Spotlight Zimbabwe went on to so Under the brewing military dispensation designed to save the nation from utter economic and political disaster, to usher in a civilian government post July 2023, Mnangagwa is expected to tender his resignation and pave way for Chiwenga to finish off his term, in a fashion reminiscent of how Mnangagwa himself finished former President Robert Mugabe’s incomplete office tenure between 24 November 2017- 30 July 2018.
Jonathan Moyo, on Wednesday, told Spotlight Zimbabwe, in a wide-ranging interview, that army generals are pushing a multi-million dollar deal for Mnangagwa to resign. Moyo said Mnangagwa is ready to accept the deal since the message was relayed to him by Chiwenga during a surprise visit he made to his farm in Kwekwe on vacation when the VP was acting president early last month.
The former higher and tertiary education minister has promised to post a twitter thread today, which is a follow up on his January 29 tweet which said that “this February is threatening to replace November as the month of momentous events!”
"For keen students of Zimbabwean history, this February is threatening to replace November as the month of momentous events".
Posted 29 January 2020
— Prof Jonathan Moyo (@ProfJNMoyo) February 27, 2020
Moyo’s twitter thread will unpack the tweet and developments that took place in the country in February.
Stay Tuned as we await