ED Mnangagwa about to take over from Mugabe so the coup appear legal

Zimbabwe’s leader Robert Mugabe could be forced to hand power to the country’s sacked vice president to make the “coup” appear legal, experts claim.

Derek Matyszak, an analyst at the Pretoria-based Institute for Security Studies, said he thinks the army will now be negotiating with the country’s president.

Back with a bang ED Mnangagwa

Security expert Mr Matysak said the “brief” reappointment of Mnangagwa before Mugabe retires would be the “easiest way” to make the takeover seem legal.

“I think the army are in negotiations with Mugabe and Mnangagwa,” he told AFP news agency.

 “The easiest way to present a veneer of legality is that Mugabe reappoints Mnangagwa as vice president, briefly – Mugabe then retires.
President Mugabe, who has been in charge of the country for 37 years, is understood to be “fine” but confined to his home.

His wife Grace has fled the country for Namibia, according to reports.