By Nyasha N Mukapiko
President Robert Mugabe is set to meet with former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa who is expected in the country anytime soon, Zimbabwe Defense Forces (ZDF)Commander General Constantino Chiwenga announced during a press conference at the army headquarters on Monday night.
Chiwenga said meetings between President Mugabe and ZDF had gone on in an atmosphere of mutual respect and several guarantees had been made.
“As your Defense and Security Services, we remain seized with the operation code-named “Operation Restore Legacy”. we are confident to take our beloved country out of its present circumstances and set it on the desired development trajectory”, Chiwenga said.
Below is General Chiwenga full press statement posted on the Open Parly twitter handle.
— Open Parly ZW (@OpenParlyZw) November 20, 2017
The military took over Zimbabwe on Wednesday last week, placing Mugabe and his wife under house arrest and detaining senior government officials in what many are expecting to be the beginning of a transition of power.
Military officials denied carrying out a coup as they took over the state broadcaster television and radio stations with message insisting the president and his wife were “safe”, adding that they were targeting criminals around the president.