Soldiers detain Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace Mugabe, at the funeral of his last surviving sister, Bridgette Mugabe, on 21 January 2014. Picture: EPA/AARON UFUMELI.

Soldiers are surrounding all Robert Mugabe’s residences, confining him, according to The Guardian.

Armoured vehicles and troops are blocking roads in central Harare around government buildings.

Rumours persist that Grace Mugabe has left Zimbabwe for Namibia, and that dismissed vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is back in Zimbabwe after fleeing to South Africa.

Click here for a full report by The Guardian.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Rashweat Mukundu.

Mukundu is a political commentator and former head at Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) Zimbabwe.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for quotes from it).

Harare is still tense. There is still lots of anxiety.

Rashweat Mukundu, Media Institute for Southern Africa

We are seeing low traffic movement and low human traffic in the city centre.

Rashweat Mukundu, Media Institute for Southern Africa

They are trying to avoid an outright coup.

Rashweat Mukundu, Media Institute for Southern Africa

Mugabe will likely go into retirement. Whether he will stay in Zimbabwe is not clear.

Rashweat Mukundu, Media Institute for Southern Africa

The military does not want to be burdened with the role of governing Zimbabwe.

Rashweat Mukundu, Media Institute for Southern Africa

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