Zimbabwe army chief's trip to China last week raises questions on coup

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General met Chinese military leaders and defence minister in Beijing on eve of move against Robert Mugabe

When one of the architects of Zimbabwe’s low-key coup landed in Beijing last week he was met by two of the most senior members of the world’s largest military force.

“China and Zimbabwe are all-weather friends,” the head of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF), Gen Constantino Guveya Chiwenga, was told by Li Zuocheng, chief of the joint staff of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), according to a defence ministry report.

Emmerson Mnangagwa was Zimbabwe’s powerful vice-president until 6 November, when he was fired by Robert Mugabe. 

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