Alleged Interim Zimbabwe Govt Tweets Claims about Robert and Grace Mugabe

A twitter account claiming to be the interim Zimbabwe Government has alleged that President Robert Mugabe is in “good health” and will resign from the office of the Presidency.

In a newly created Twitter account – @GovZimbabwe – which is being followed by Gareth Cliff, the ANC and other prominent accounts; the alleged interim Zimbabwe Government posted a series of tweets in the early hours of Thursday morning which have been shared by thousands. However the account has not yet been verified and could very well be fake. (It claims the verification will take 48 hours.)

Esteemed journalist Trevor Ncube said he thinks the account is not real. (He did confirm that Masvingo resident minister Paul Chimedza has allegedly been arrested at a roadblock whilst trying to flee to South Africa.)

The alleged interim government account said: “The installation of his excellency, Emmerson Mnangagwa as interim President of the Republic of Zimbabwe will occur on Friday, 17 November 2017.”


Mnangagwa was fired by Mugabe last week after it was alleged that his supporters booed Mugabe’s wife Grace during a rally. Mnangagwa fled to South Africa, but vowed to return to lead Zimbabwe.

The so-called interim government account said that Mugabe’s wife, Grace, “will not succeed Comrade RG Mugabe as president” and claimed she¬†“has left Zimbabwe on Tuesday, 14 November 2017. She is currently residing in the Zimbabwean Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia. She is accompanied by members of the Central Intelligence Organisation.”

They also claimed that Mugabe has been granted asylum in South Africa, Namibia and Angola.