Yesterday the corporate media reported an imminent military coup against 93-year-old Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. The US Embassy in Harare closed. It looked the the City of London bankers had finally gotten their wish.
But at 1:26 AM local time, the Zimbabwe Defence Forces Major General SB Moyo issued the following statement:
“Firstly, we wish to assure the nation that His Excellency, The President, of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde R.G Mugabe and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed. We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice.”
The statement went on to say:
“As you are aware, there is a plan by the same individuals to influence the current purging taking place in ZANU-PF to the civil service. We are against that act of injustice and we intend to protect everyone of you against it.”
The military insists that this is NOT a coup against banker nemesis Robert Mugabe.
Mugabe’s wife Grace is reported to have fled to Namibia, while Mugabe remains in his home. In August she was accused of assaulting a woman in her native South Africa. The 52-year-old married her husband in 1996.
Last month, she pushed for her husband to sack Zimbabwe’s Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Grace Mugabe represents the youthful G-40 faction within ZANU-PF, while Mnangagwa represents the old-guard Lacoste faction.
Mnangagwa, like Robert Mugabe, is a veteran of the liberation struggle during which the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) and the Zimbabwe African People’s Union (ZAPU) fought to oust the white minority apartheid government of Rhodesia and its Prime Minister Ian Smith in 1979, giving birth to the nation of Zimbabwe the following year.
In 1988 ZANU and ZAPU merged into a Patriotic Front (PF) to form ZANU-PF, a self-proclaimed “conservative socialist” party with an emphasis on pan-Africanism and anti-imperialism. Land reform has been a priority.
Violence by white farmers whose land is being redistributed to poor blacks during this process has been common, despite the fair compensation offered by ZANU-PF. The corporate media has time and again chosen to blame the violence on Mugabe.
A currency crisis followed the latest round of propaganda, created as always by the international bankers. This left the country unable to import food in the early 2000’s when store shelves went bare for a few years. When I visited the nation in 2009, things were just beginning to normalize.
On Monday, following Mnangagwa’s dismissal, Zimbabwe’s Army Chief Constantino Chiwenga warned, “The current purging which is clearly targeting members of the party with a liberation background must stop forthwith.”
It is clear that many in the Zimbabwe military feel that ZANU-PF has been infiltrated by foreign agents who are pushing a counter-revolutionary agenda through these purges.
It wouldn’t be the first time the City of London bankers have attacked Mugabe and his revolutionary ZANU-PF nation, which dared to toss Cecil Rhodes’ progeny and their Rothschild sponsors from their beautiful and bountiful land.
Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel. You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @www.hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com