“It has everything it needs to give the ruling Zanu-PF party and its agents in government the legal basis to imprison opponents using the internet.”
In a week of tropical takes, it was between this and tabloid journalists door stopping Jeremy Corbyn with a size 20 blouse.
“Terror is in charge. Violence is in charge. Tyranny is in charge. Dictatorship is in charge.”
With the direction of the country's future now hanging in the balance, we took a look at what's at stake.
Military leaders have reportedly been prepared to cut the Mugabes a deal that would grant them full immunity, and allow them to keep at least some of their huge portfolio of assets.
A noon (5 a.m. ET) deadline set by his ZANU-PF party for the Zimbabwean president to step down passed Monday, meaning the 93-year-old leader will face an impeachment vote when parliament reconvenes Tuesday.
Robert Mugabe took time out from the ongoing political coup Friday to appear at a university graduation ceremony, the 93-year-old’s first appearance since Zimbabwe’s military placed him under house arrest.
Generals have confined Mugabe to his residence in Harare, hoping to persuade him to go quietly. The mediation efforts involve a Catholic priest and envoys from South Africa, according to reports.
“To both our people and the world beyond our borders, we wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover of government.”