Opposition in Zimbabwe Accused of Planning Coup, Smuggling Arms

Zimbabwe has accused the opposition of conniving with an unnamed world superpower to smuggle arms in an alleged bid to topple President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government. The claims come after a recent crackdown against dissent in the wake of widespread protests against corruption and the deteriorating economic situation. In July 2020, the ruling Zanu-PF threatened to expel U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols, describing him as a thug who was fomenting unrest by funding protest organisers.


President Emmerson Mnangagwa (file photo).

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