No rift in Zimbabwe government


Zimbabwe President Emmerson said there is no rift with his deputy and dismissed rumours of a possible coup while he was abroad following a security service crackdown on anti-government protesters.

Mnangagwa said in comments published by the privately-owned weekly Zimbabwe Independent and daily NewsDay there was no evidence of a rift between him and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, the retired general who led a coup against Robert Mugage in 2017.

“I have known Chiwenga and his colleagues since the struggle years. We are comrades and understand each other better than you think,” the president said, referring to the struggle for independence against Britain.