The whereabouts of President Mugabe is not known amidst the uncertainty engulfing the country following today’s firing of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In an unprecedented move, Mugabe who was supposed to hold a press conference at 2pm Zimbabwe time did not show up. The statement was read by a visibly shaken Simon Khaya Moyo the Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services.
The President’s motorcade was last seen yesterday heading for his Borrowdale home. It was not know whether it was carrying Robert Mugabe or Grace Mugabe who had just attended an Apostolic Sect rally at Rufaro Stadium.
Sources within the President’s Protection Unit were also unsure whether the President was still in Zimbabwe or not. They also confirmed that the Presidential Guard has been on high alert with all units reporting for parade this morning.
Military sources have also revealed that there was a no holds barred meeting between President Mugabe and Military Commanders on Sunday to brief them of the then impending removal of Vice President Mnangagwa.
The president is said to have cornered Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Chiwenga and asked him if he still wanted to serve the country. He reiterated the importance of segregation of duties and respect civilian rule. He informed the military commanders that the matter was purely a civilian issue and he did not expect the military to be seized by the matter.
It is unknown what Emmerson’s response would be but judging by his previous subservience this could as well be the beginning of the end for him.