Ousted Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has spoken on phone to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa about his condition.
According Zuma, Robert Mugabe earlier today indicated that he was confined to his home but said that he was fine.
Zuma who chairs the Southern African Development Community, SADC, said he has sent special delegation to the Republic of Zimbabwe over military take-over of Mugabe’s government.
The president sent the minister of defence and military veterans, Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and the minister of state security, Adv Bongani Bongo to Zimbabwe to meet with president Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwean Defence Force to ensure peace and stability are not undermined in Zimbabwe.
The statement reads ” President Zuma spoke to President Robert Mugabe earlier today who indicated that he was confined to his home but said that he was fine.
“Zuma, in his capacity as Chair of the Southern African Development Community, is sending Special Envoys to Zimbabwe.
“South Africa will send its intelligence and defence ministers, South Africa is also in contact with the Zimbabwean Defence Force (ZDF).
“The special envoys will also be sent to the Republic of Angola to see President Joao Lourenco, chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security, to brief him on the situation.
“SADC will continue to monitor the situation closely.”
Zimbabwe’s military booted 93-year-old leader out of the office on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm, peace and respect for the constitution of Zimbabwe.
President Zuma says Robert Mugabe is "confined to his home." pic.twitter.com/51f7Ud8oLA
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