Zimbabwe’s Very Peculiar Coup

TitleZimbabwe’s Very Peculiar Coup
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPigou, P
Subtitle / Series TitleCrisis Group Commentary
Pagination4
InstitutionInternational Crisis Group
CityBrussels
Abstract

Zimbabwe’s military has detained the country’s 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace Mugabe, and taken control of the streets of the capital and the main television station. The next step – apparently, a legitimate-looking transfer of power to someone of the army’s choosing – may prove less easy.

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