Zimbabwe Court's Coup Ruling Raises Concern Over Mnangagwa
A High Court judge in Zimbabwe has ruled that the military takeover leading to ex-President Robert Mugabe's resignation was legal, and therefore not a coup d'etat. At the same time, another court ruled that Mugabe's sacking of his former deputy, current President Emmerson Mnangagwa was illegal - prompting fears over judicial independence under the country's new administration.
Zimbabwe: Military Takeover Was Not A Coup - Court
VOA, 27 November 2017
The Zimbabwe High Court ruled Saturday that the military takeover that led to Robert Mugabe's resignation was legal, a key decision since the military had insisted that its moves… Read more »
Deutsche Welle, 25 November 2017
A high court in Harare has ruled that the military takeover of the government was constitutional and not a coup. Another court ruled that the sacking of current President Mnangagwa… Read more »
IRIN, 24 November 2017
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High Court of Zimbabwe.
The resignation of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe holds lessons for other African leaders who have become too fond of the trappings of power. Read more »