The military has taken command in Zimbabwe. After VP Emmerson Mnangagwa was dismissed by President Mugabe on November 6th, the army – lead by General Chiwenga and concerned by a potential take-over of Grace Mugabe – seized key government posts last Tuesday night. According to South African sources, Mugabe is under house arrest and negotiations between the government and the military are ongoing, with the future of the country uncertain.
To shed some light on this unfolding crisis, we are hosting a panel of experts this Monday. Featuring Dr. Sara Dorman, author of “Understanding Zimbabwe: From Liberation to Authoritarianism” and other acclaimed scholars from the Centre for African Studies, we will attempt to explain the take-over and what is currently happening, explore the history of Zimbabwe to better understand these developments, and try to predict what the future holds. Join us at 6.30 pm in Appleton Tower, Room 2.12!