In Zimbabwe, the cannibal Mugabe is being overthrown (photo).
Friends, stay tuned? Troops were brought into the capital of Zimbabwe, Harere, and its president, dictator Robert Mugabe, was taken into custody with his wife in his palace. The military declare that everything that happened is not a military coup and they "just want to deal with some issues in the country", but I think Zimbabweans just tired of enduring the old tyrant who has been ruling the country for virtually since 1980 and made Zimbabwe one of the poorest and not free places on the planet.
So, in today's post - the most recent photos from Zimbabwe and the story of how overthrow Mugabe. Come under the cat, it is interesting there)
For starters, as usual, a bit of history.Robert Mugabe- The current president of Zimbabwe since 1987, the actual head of the country - since 1980, this year he became prime minister. After coming to power, Mugabe established in the country a tough leaderistic left-wing dictatorship, and, besides, with a nationalist bias, he nationalized all industry, refused reforms, beganzhestachaysheadjust prices and crack down on their political opponents.
One of Mugabe’s political initiatives was the so-called “black redistribution” - the requisition of 3,041 farms from white owners, soon after which a law was passed, according to which foreign companies should be exclusively owned by black people. After these measures, in May 2002, almost a million people lost their jobs, and many enterprises (including industrial ones) simply closed down.
In the late nineties, Great Britain, which was financially supporting social reforms in Zimbabwe, stopped all payments, showing that Mugabe spends these funds to build palaces to buy land for the ruling elite, not for the needs of the peasants — to which Mugabe was offended and declared that against him organized a world conspiracy.
Then Mugabe decided to take shelter. In 2005, the old quarters, considered to be slums, were eliminated in Zimbabwe, but nothing new was built, 200,000 people were left homeless in one year, and by 2007 this figure had risen to 2.5 million. Opponents of Mugabe say that in this way he took revenge on citizens who stably vote in elections for the opposition - in general, as you see, the worthless people went to another leader.
During Mugabe’s reign, galloping inflation began in the country, which in 2008 reached a world record of 100,580% a year. All these photos, when Zimbabwean citizens come to the store with a machine of paper money - not a joke, but a sad African reality. Of the country's 12 million population, 10 million live below the poverty line, and about 3 million people fled to neighboring countries. Mugabe received the name “cannibal” for the governing style.
02. The current political crisis in Zimbabwe was triggered by purges in the ruling party - Mugabe began to crack down on those whom he considered his political rivals and dismissed First Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, after which the head of the Zimbabwe armed forces Konstantin Chivenga threatened to intervene in his actions
03. Mugabe accused Mnangagvu of trying to deprive him of his power through terrible and very strong witchcraft, after which he had to leave the country. At the same time, Mugabe began to pursue about a hundred officials from his entourage, while in the suburbs of the Zimbabwean capital, Harere, tanks and armored personnel carriers appeared in the meantime:
04Konstantin Chivenga kept his promise and began to send troops to the capital, in the photo - armored vehicles blocked the way to the Supreme Court.
05. Blocking roads in Harera:
06. A little later, the military seized the local television and radio company, blocking the entrances and exits to the building and replacing the next news release with a music program (apparently, an analogue of the Soviet Swan Lake).
07. A little later, local television showed the appeal of Major General Sibius Moyo, who announced that President Mugabe and his wife had been taken into custody and “were not in danger”.
08. Military equipment on the streets of Harere:
09. Military inspect cars in the vicinity of blocked government and administrative buildings:
10. Adjustment of the movement of soldiers:
11. The BTR blocks one of the central streets of the capital:
12. Citizens of the country, meanwhile, are lining up to local banks.
13. The queue at one of the banks in Harera. I don’t even know if there are deposits in Zimbabwe in local currency, with such-and-such inflation.
14. Another bank:
15. Street fruit trade in Harera:
16. A poster with a portrait of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai:
17. Billboard of the ruling party of the African National Union of Zimbabwe and its leader Mugabe:
So it goes. In my opinion, Mugabe is over.