Embattled president of Zimbabwe is the subject of major news headlines around the world. Events back home in what looks like an end to his nearly four decades continue to be covered widely.
The 93-year-old leader is also not doing too bad on social media platforms – Twitter and Facebook. Most users across the world continue to poke fun at him over his predicament. Cartoonists have also waded in to some extent.
What then is Mugabe’s headache? The Zimbabwean Defense Forces (ZDF) made good a pledge to ‘step in’ if Mugabe did not halt a purge of members belonging to his former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Zanu PF, the ruling party, had slammed army chief Constantino Chiwenga for a tresonable stance on Tuesday only to wake up on Wednesday with Chiwenga backed army in charge of the state broadcaster and the country’s first and only president ‘confined but fine,’ as Jacob Zuma confirmed.
Below are a series of tweets poking fun at Mugabe
A short love story:— Ramapithecus (@RamzZy_) November 15, 2017
Mugabe fell in love with Grace
Mugabe risked it all for Grace
Mugabe fell from Grace#Zimbabwe
A MAN LOST A WHOLE COUNTRY COZ OF A WOMAN .. #Zimbabwe— CLOUDWARD ???? (@YaNgCuBeY) November 15, 2017
Zimbabweans: #Zimbabwe is in crisis, please help?— WeZhira (@tasvinura) November 15, 2017
SADC: What crisis? Solve your own problems.
ZIMBABWEANS PROCEED TO SOLVE THEIR PROBLEM
SADC: Please let us help you resolve your crisis.
Zimbabweans: What crisis? We’re just solving our own problems#Tasvinura #Tajamuka #Thisflag
Robert Mugabe is like 100 years old… you can successfully overthrow him by hiding his glasses or tucking him in too tight. #Zimbabwe— Sabado Dominguez (@sabadodominguez) November 15, 2017
Presidents Kenneth Kaunda, Sam Nujoma must be brought to Zimbabwe to speak to Mugabe. At the moment everyone is too junior age wise. Long wait. Logging off— African (@ali_naka) November 15, 2017
For the past 17 years South Africa has been declaring that there is no crisis in Zimbabwe.— Goblin (@maDube_) November 15, 2017
Now that the dictator has fallen, Zuma is now telling the nation to calm down.
#Zimbabwe— Kelline joseph (@KellineJ) November 15, 2017
Robert Mugabe 93 Years
Grace Mugabe 52 Years
Now when Mugabe was 41 years, his wife grace was 1 week old…
Maybe… You’re still single because your father-in-law and your mother-in-law have not met yet ???
Kenyans are more glued to the happenings in #Zimbabwe than Supreme Court.— D I K E M B E (@Disembe) November 15, 2017
Hint 1: Who wants to listen to something so plain even a kid knows the outcome.
Hint 2: Njoki Ndung’u judgement (12,456 pages) ready, very ready.
ARTISTMCHORAJI ART (@artistmchoraji) November 15, 2017
Zimbabwe has ńo president— KAMUKAMA ???? (@kakzaman) November 15, 2017
Kenya has no president
Uganda has 3 Presidents( The fake one, People’s and Ghetto)
Quite a number took shots at First Lady Grace Mugabe, reputed as the source of the current crisis
Grace Mugabe took the shortest time to bag a Ph.D in the world (2 months). She was given a Doctorate in Sociology by University of Zimbabwe Chancellor, Robert Mugabe only two months after registering for the course at the university.— Africa Facts Zone (@AfricaFactsZone) November 15, 2017
Grace Mugabe has a PHD …. but her thesis has never been found! #Zimbabwe— David Kezio-Musoke (@kezio_musoke) November 15, 2017