Mugabe No Longer in Charge of Party and Country, Analysts
POLITICAL analysts have suggested that a subtle coup may have taken place in the country with leadership of both the ruling party and the government effectively handed over to First Lady Grace Mugabe.
They suggested that indicative of the First Lady’s sudden and immense power was the recent expulsion of former Zanu PF administration secretary Didymus Mutasa and the dismissal of Masvingo provincial affairs minister Kudakwashe Bhasikiti.
Although Mugabe accused Bhasikiti of being part of the alleged conspiracy by former vice president Joice Mujuru to stage a coup, the Masvingo politician kept his job as several ministers were fired before Mugabe left for his annual holiday in December.
Another group of ministers would also be sacked as the Mugabes enjoyed their holiday in the Far East but Bhasikiti survived.