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Zimbabwe army detains finance minister

Zimbabwe’s military detained Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo on Wednesday after seizing power in an attempt to root out “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe who it said were causing social and economic suffering, a government source said.

Dr Ignatius Chombo
Finance Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo

Chombo was a leading member of the so-called ‘G40’ faction of the ruling ZANU-PF party, led by Mugabe’s wife Grace, that had been vying to succeed the 93-year-old president.

Chombo was moved to his new post during President Robert Mugabe’s latest cabinet reshuffle last month.

The source said the army seized power in an attempt to root out “criminals” around Mugabe, who it said were causing social and economic suffering.

The army, has, however denied reports of a coup, after images emerged of armoured vehicles driving into the capital of Harare on Tuesday.

It’s understood Mugabe is safe and the government remains intact.

Zimbabwe Major General SB Moyo, Chief of Staff Logistics
Zimbabwe Major General SB Moyo, Chief of Staff Logistics

Zimbabwean defence force spokesperson SB Moyo explains: “Comrade Robert Mugabe is safe and sound. Their security is there, and their safety is guaranteed. We are targeting criminals around him who are causing social and economic suffering.”

The International Relations Department’s Clayson Monyela says South Africa is monitoring the developments in Zimbabwe and is receiving regular updates from officials in the country.

“As far as the border is concerned, particularly Beit Bridge, we have a strong presence by authorities in this country. They are stationed at that border and the personnel are adequate to deal with anything that may happen.”

Britain and the United States have advised their citizens to stay at home on Wednesday.

  • Anzwa butter!

    • Musorowegudochavachinokoro

      Yaa iro NDOZIMBAVHA BIG TIME thanks Constatinos.
      “Ladies and Gentlemen we got him”
      or shall i say
      “Ladies and Gentlemen they got him”

  • Pakaipa

  • #ChisingaperiChinoshura.

  • kkkkkk well done guys keep on going

  • Mwamboonawo gwere dzaida ere neg40

  • Ndeyekwake iyo

  • Clean them up

  • Bhora mberi ma gunners, next get the big bull.

  • They are receiving orders from Mugabe to loot

  • Great news

  • Uhu

  • Good news

  • They must also seize and sell all what he has looted and put into treasury we want our country back.

  • Vanopamama chete

  • Gud to listen Go Moses Go.Canaan is smelling hence Sodom andGomorah is slowly disappearing

  • Good news

  • Proper nothing wrong

  • Go for jonso and kasukuwere big criminals too i never forgive jonso for looting zimdef funds

  • ngachisungwe stupid chombo is the god father of corruption Africa’s most corrupt leader he looted while at the ministry of local government he owns properties all the province’s in Zimbabwe 100s of them nxaaa

  • gud news now

  • Chombo is very corrupt no sympathy for him

  • Apostle Tumwine Charles


  • sarah Mahoka

    zvonakidza. Hanzi anodzingwa naMugabe kkkkkkk.

    • Ushe

      Vanhu vanotamba negidi. Vanofunga kuti army yakafanana nemahumbwe emu party avanoita vachiita zvimasolidarity march. Manje kana army yoita march, inenge ine zvombo zvinovhiringa samare.

  • Yes! Ana Chombo have been good at detaining others their whole life. How does it feel when the snake is poisoned by its own Vernon? Zvozipa?

  • Kanty kwenzakalani selisilwa lodwa maTshona.ngfisa liqadane mdlwàne yabantu

  • Army ngaimbotonge kwemwedzi muone vanoita order the military are good disciplinarians havana order mugvt umo basa kuba chete anachombo isu tichifa nenzara

  • Now go for Grace guys

  • Finally,I Was Beginning 2 Think All Zimbabweans Are Related 2 Old Bob.Zambia Has Your Back.

  • ko vemuroad vachirimo here batai vanhu vakomana.

  • To the army,the Mugabe’s are the biggest criminals.

  • Uyu kana kuponda pondai zvenyu.Sai paGuillotine chaipo takupai.

  • Ya thats genius,arrest erand boys while leaving their Leader.

  • apa manje ndochidawirawo #CHABVONDOKA

  • Ndaende kuchikurubi and freeze all his assets

  • Wats de diffrence btwn de army seizng power and a millitary coup? Tibudirei pachena wats de motive behind ol ths fracas?

  • Ko mad Madam? Ngavasungwe.

  • G40 yese ngaisungwe they must isolate that old madhala after that anosiya ega.

  • Pamberi na comrade

  • All G40 criminals should be retained. We respect Gushungo chete. Vamwe vese they should account for what they did to Zimbabweans,zvose zvavakaba tozvida. We have to cleanse house.We are not vindictive people. We believe in true justice.

    • Respect Gushungo for what,,ndiye ari most corrupt plus ndiye auraya nyika

    • They are all the same. No one worth of respect apo

    • Those that redeem themselves are worthy standing with.

    • gushingo wekuyitasey? munhu anoyenda ku UN ne delegation te 70 when there is no cash munyika no maan hes going down nehure rake

    • Gushungo is the one to blame. If any organization fail you can’t blame the shopfloor workers Blame the manager

    • Thanks Tinashe Muzenda. He’s the biggest culprit.

    • What I am saying is out of respect we will spare President Mugabe from what’s happening to the likes of Chombo,Jonso and Chipanga.

    • Respect Gushungo kuti ndi mwari here? Mxxxx ngavanyure sa Gushungo haanetsi vakangomubvisa tugirazi haaone chinhu

    • Respect Gushungo kuti ndi mwari here? Mxxxx ngavanyure sa Gushungo haanetsi vakangomubvisa tugirazi haaone chinhu

    • Spare him for wat we are suffering bcz of him nxaa

    • Gushungo ngaatopika jere chairo ndiye mhondi hombe munhu anoita kuuraya vanhu nxaa no respect fo Gushungo

    • Taura hako akafa achanopika rimwe kuhell

    • Msatanyoko

  • Grace akati handitye pfuti aripiko manje

  • Finally!!

  • One by one!

  • Its about time

  • Oh

  • hondo takaiona and taive kwana Mutoko uko, umwe munhu ndopaanoita huselfish nenyika yatakarwira

  • Zimbabweans, together with your men and women in uniforms, you are too too docile. How could allow a single family hold the whole lot of the general populace hostage. Freedom does not come on a silver platter.

  • Wow!!! Owesome

  • Catch the big fish and shoot him at point blank. Restore democracy and give back power to the civilian government. Finish!

  • Guys at home update us what’s going on are we going to see a new President or just their are bribing us

    • Ana prince magwara garai ikoko ndimi ma sellouts

    • Say it again Hedwig Sithole vaida ani kuti avagadzrire nyika, hanti vakatiza

    • Where we you in 1984 when Mugabe was killing the Ndebeles now you tell to be in Zimbabwe is to make things right

    • Sellout ndi Mai vako

  • Vakomana torai zvese mari iyoyo inokwana tinokwana tese maZimbo to revive our economy

  • 🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊

  • mbavha ngaiende iyo

  • Naye vakomana musambotamba nadzo mbavha idzi

    • Haasi Chombo chete mbavha dzakawanda ndodzavhiringa Zimbabwe. We want everyone arrested who stole from us.Mari dzemadiamonds


  • General Constandini

    Latest news is that Chikurubi is now being renamed Robert Mugabe Prison

    • #Occupy BlueRoof

      Lolest. And Harare international airport to be renamed Grace Mugabe after she dud in 3 years, the CIA, MI6 and MDC failed to do in 30 years. Destroy the Guky party from within.

      • Rwenso

        Is Zanu PF being destroyed, or is it re-branding? We are like mhembwe, celebrating the defeat of one leopard that was tormenting our herd… by a new, younger leopard.

        • FlyboyX

          At this stage its better bru….anything is better than Robert

        • Ring Master

          How would want this to be resolved?
          Give us your solution. Its not so much about a parties but about redirecting the nation. Democracy can only be enjoyed once the political landscape has been leveled.

  • they must be brought to the book of justice with their Mugabe arrest them all, we suffered long time because of these top criminals, Army must take over now it’s time to restore peace and stability to our beloved country

  • Go ahead comrades

  • Yeees pasi ne mbavha. Mbavha mujeri.

  • All thieves must be arrested

  • Mukosho wamai vachombo ndiro benzi iri mnangagwa akange nane

  • And make sure you lock em and throw away keys #zanuisfalling

  • @masango1 Yeeees ngazviyenderere🤣🤣🤣 ngazviyende mberi

  • Vonyura ava

  • Kkkkkkk

  • While @ it they must arrest Dr cables too!

  • But not Bob himself

  • Long live General

  • Dont trust anyone in Zim, never look forward a change im here telling. Its not job for the police to kick thieves not army. He was apointed by the president himself. Thats all bullshit what they are doing that is not a coup.

  • Chadwick Bindu

  • All criminals must face the fullesl wrath of the law.

  • kill one or two of those idiots

  • Africa my home!

  • The military should go a step further ….run the country like what happened in Nigeria. Fight corruption….clean our streets from vendors…bring back our economy from the brink of collapse…

    • Mavendor apinda papi apa vanhu vakutotsvagawo kurarama

    • Hameno kuti muri baba here or bhudhi endayi mundovhiya mbudzi hamukodzeri kuva papo panodiwa vanedzinodhonza chaizvo.

  • the richest politician in Zimbabwe is now bihind bars


  • Where is chipanga now

  • Hanzi umwe arambira kuZambia

    • Ngaadzoke, haasirie here wekuti hatidi foreign observers next year

  • Hanzi na chipanga the fugitive munangagwa,

  • Arrest all corrupt donkeys there and dont leave out Grace

  • Jonso na kasukuwere gavabatwe futi

  • Imbavha iyo

  • Ngazviendere mberi maSoldiers madadisa

  • Good

  • Yeah anzwa…..

  • Aripi ko Chipanga anongowawata nesilver and coin

  • Musviki wazuro Chipanga Arrested

  • Ngaasungwe Gushungo vanomusuireyi mxm

  • I will like to urge our military to stop beating around the bush kurova imbwa makavigampini endayi munotora ka bob mucha wono dzese nubu will fall throw cut of the head

  • musakanganwe obert mpofu pliz ndapota batai mbavha dzese

  • Torai zvese makororo evanhu

  • James Dada

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  • Hanziii nema song Atori kunzwa pa radio

  • The big thief finally arrested

  • Youths i need to urgue in yor numbers to march in solidarity of the army we shal organise abt the big event

  • Waste of sadza, just kill the bugger

  • ngavadzore

  • Chikiti

    I hope I’m not dreaming

  • Batai vanhu General ..saChombo ibvayi marasa makeys atsviremo mudetation

  • Batai vanhu General ..saChombo ibvayi marasa makeys atsviremo mudetation

  • Kasukuweres mansion must be sold for $7 billion yodzorerwa ku treasury kwayakabiwa #asifuni bumbulu

  • Kasukuweres mansion must be sold for $7 billion yodzorerwa ku treasury kwayakabiwa #asifuni bumbulu

  • Vernon Tapiwa Kunaka

  • Vernon Tapiwa Kunaka

  • Good Job And Former typist dared to dream to become President. ..Bitch Grace Mugabe must fall.😂😂😂😂😂At last..Zimbabwe not a family business 👊👊👊👊👊

  • Good Job And Former typist dared to dream to become President. ..Bitch Grace Mugabe must fall.😂😂😂😂😂At last..Zimbabwe not a family business 👊👊👊👊👊

  • Chombo imbavha uyo akandibira jersey rangu re Man U pa line

  • Plse guys dnt disturb am busy crafting serious charges n waiting for further investigations, chat later

  • Ndoanonzi masoja aya. Kwete anorohwa parufu otiza

  • weldone military bhora mberi imbofanobatai imi bcz mugabe atadza

  • Time up

  • Majudge Batai vanhu

  • Well done soldiers we salute you

  • Well done soldiers we salute you

  • These guys needs to be killed by firing squad as a form of justice to the Zimbabweans they stole from.

  • These guys needs to be killed by firing squad as a form of justice to the Zimbabweans they stole from.

  • Love my country

  • Batai munhu

  • Thief.

  • Our 15 billion must come back by selling everything these fuckers ever stole from us.

  • The richest is Oberty Mphofu he looted diamond. Fortunately he chose to be quite and he is safe in his family.

  • Hana kutakura ma bond notes here

  • this is the elephant poacher who has helped decimate Zim wildlife

  • ndiye ane pin cord re bank card ka uyu ayigona kutiza ne cash kkkkk

  • ndiye ane pin cord re bank card ka uyu ayigona kutiza ne cash kkkkk

  • Iyi ndiyo mbavha huru yaifunga kuti ichapunyuka manje ya lumila.

  • Sorojena

  • saka masoja tomaitirei nebasa guru raari kuita iri?

  • Vana chombo u a now feeling the heat kkk unofa uri rombe nezanu kkk