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Updated: Full list of those under army custody in #Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are currently under house arrest in Harare after the army took control in a bloodless coup this week. Nehanda Radio compiles here a full list of cabinet ministers, senior Zanu PF and state security officials who have allegedly been arrested.

House Arrest

Robert Mugabe – President

Grace Mugabe – First Lady

Kudzai Chipanga – Zanu PF Youth League leader

Ministers in custody

Ignatius Chombo – Finance Minister

Jonathan Moyo – Higher Education Minister

Saviour Kasukuwere – Local Government Minister

State Security officials in custody

Augustine Chihuri – Police Commissioner General (House Arrest) but seen at State House on Sunday during talks between Mugabe and service chiefs.

Albert Ngulube – Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) deputy director (We understand he was beaten up so badly he almost died)

Arrested but later released

Paul Chimedza – Masvingo Provincial Affairs Minister

Webster Shamu – former Zanu PF political commissar and Minister

Paddy Zhanda – Deputy Minister Agriculture

Godfrey Gandawa – Deputy Higher education Minister (detained at tollgate)

Out of the country

Phelekezela Mphoko – Vice President  (Was enroute to Japan when coup happened, then Dubai at crucial moment, now in Russia)

Patrick Zhuwao – Public Service Minister (Claims to be in South Africa, but was in Argentina when coup happened, on Saturday met Zambian leader)

Makhosini Hlongwane – Sports Minister (Hlongwane crossed into Mozambique, his drivers detained on way back but later released)


Walter Mzembi – Foreign Affairs Minister (thought to be in Cuba, Zambia or secret location in Zimbabwe)


7 CIO agents believed killed so far

6 soldiers with gunshot wounds at Harare Hospital

We will keep updating this list….. check back later