Zimbabwe Ruling Party Politician Resigns Over 'Military Coup'

A Zanu-PF legislator and former minister has resigned from the ruling party, saying the army staged a coup in November 2017 and unconstitutionally overthrew former president Robert Mugabe. Ambrose Mutinhir, a retired brigadier general, says government and state institutions were "captured" by the military, which was a violation of the constitution of Zimbabwe. Reports say Mutinhiri has been confirmed as the leader of the New Patriotic Front, an opposition party launched by expelled members of the ruling party faction loyal to former first lady Grace Mugabe.

Top row: Robert Mugabe, Grace Mugabe and their nephew Patrick Zhuwao. Bottom row: Ambrose Mutinhiri, Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere (file photo).


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