State-run Zimbabwe Herald newspaper has published photos of President Robert Mugabe meeting with army commander Constantino Chiwenga and South African envoys at the state house.
South African broadcaster eNCA has confirmed Mugabe's talks with the country's delegation that are aimed at finding a solution to the turmoil, while President Jacob Zuma has stated in parliament that the situation in Zimbabwe "very shortly will be becoming clear."
First images of Mugabe meeting Gen. Chiwenga, together with negotiators.— Zim Media Review (@ZimMediaReview) 16 ноября 2017 г.
(Pics via state owned Herald) pic.twitter.com/oO1pcRNQlX
Meeting with Mugabe today at State House: SA Defence Min Mapisa-Nqakula, State Security Minister Bongani Bongo (seated right), Zim Defence Min Sekeramayi, Security Min Mohadi, Gen Chiwenga and Father Mukonori— Zim Media Review (@ZimMediaReview) 16 ноября 2017 г.
(Pic via Herald) pic.twitter.com/LRqrJ1uX4T
The meeting comes in the wake of unrest in Zimbabwe, which has occurred as a result of tensions after Mugabe fired deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa, who enjoys military support last week, with the army chief threatening to "step in" and calling on the country's leader to stop the "purge" in the ruling party.
Unrest in Zimbabwe
Earlier this week, the ruling party in Zimbabwe has announced that the country was in a "bloodless transition" of power from 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, who had reportedly been heavily guarded by the military and preparing to announce his resignation.
According to South African News24, Mugabe, who has been the country's president since 1987, managed to reach an agreement with the army's representatives that his wife would leave the country.
After media reports had emerged claiming that armored vehicles had been moving toward the Zimbabwean capital, while the military had allegedly seized the state-run television broadcasting station ZBC, the African Union has stated that the crisis "seems like a coup."
Most recently, an opposition leader called on Mugabe to resign, saying that his removal from power would be in the interest of Zimbabwe's residents.