Canada’s moral obligation to mediate in the event of a post-election crisis in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s first presidential elections without Robert Mugabe on the ballot are likely to end in a crisis requiring mediation by Canada and other neutral members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the international community.

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Three constitutional options for the Zimbabwe military after coup

According to the Zimbabwe constitution watchdog Veritas, the three constitutional options available to military following the coup staged by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces this week are: 1) Replacing President Mugabe with a new president 2) Allowing President Mugabe to continue in office and 3) a transitional government or government of national unity.

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Zimbabwe military coup: Full text of statement from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces

Here’s the full text of the statement issued by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces after staging a “coup” against President Robert Mugabe, 93, on Tuesday. The military denies staging a coup. Apparently it’s unprecedented actions are “only targeting criminals” around Mugabe, whose “security is guaranteed”.

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