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HARARE, As Zimbabwe's military appeared to be in control of the country Wednesday, former Zimbabwe Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa who last week fled the country after vowing to topple President Robert Mugabe has returned home.

Zimbabweans stay calm & remain tuned to national news. I'm back in the country & will be quite busy over the next few days. My communication with you will now be via formal broadcasting channels so I'm unlikely to use twitter handle. Thank you for the support & solidarity, he tweeted. We salute & applaud the bravely of our ZDF who decisively rejected desperate last minute concessions by an Executive was to create a family dynasty. An army led transitional phase will now pave way for a peaceful, free & fair democratic elections.

Mugabe fired his long-time deputy on Monday last week, accusing him of disloyalty and deceit.

The following day, Mnangagwa was reportedly blocked from leaving the country for Mozambique and on Wednesday he issued a statement denouncing his dismissal, amid indications he was now in South Africa.

It was still not clear how Mnangagwa left Zimbabwe, but there was speculation that he went via Bostwana.

I would like my fellow citizens to know that I am out of the country, and safe, Mnangagwa said.

My sudden departure was caused by incessant threats on my person, life and family by those who have attempted before through various forms of elimination including poisoning, he said.

Mnangagwa said in a statement on Thursday last week: I stand prepared once again to pay the ultimate price in defence of Zimbabwe.

I am not afraid of anyone or worried about my political future under the current 'party capture' that is being tolerated and condoned by the Frist family.

I implore all genuine members of Zanu PF to reject this 'party' capture by a few individuals as I hereby do unequivocally.

The former VP further said the 93-year-old ruler and First Lady Grace Mugabe could not force him out of the ruling Zanu-PF, promising to return soon to lead Zimbabweans.

I will fight tooth and nail against those making a mockery against Zanu-PF founding principles, ethos and values.

The former Justice minister, who was once regarded as President Mugabe's most likely successor, in the statement, told his former boss that instead it will be him who will be forced to leave Zanu-PF.

You and your cohorts will instead leave Zanu-PF by the will of the people and this we will do in the coming few weeks as Zimbabweans in general now require new and progressive leadership that is not resident in the past and refuses to accept change, he added.

As I leave this post for now I encourage all loyal members of the party to remain in the party to register to vote as we will very soon control the levers of power in our beautiful party and country.

Let not your hearts be troubled for peace, love unity development and prosperity are around the corner.

I will be communicating with you soon and shall return to Zimbabwe to lead you.

Mnangagwa said Mugabe and his wife must not be allowed to personalise the ruling party.

Fellow Zimbabweans and specifically members of Zanu-PF, the time is now to say no to demi gods and people that are self-centred and only think of themselves and their families, he said.

Mugabe and his wife had earlier held a meeting where they denounced Mnangagwa for allegedly plotting a coup.

Zimbabweans stay calm & remain tuned to national news. I'm back in the country & will be quite busy over the next few days. My communication with you will now be via formal broadcasting channels so I'm unlikely to use twitter handle. Thank you for the support & solidarity, he tweeted.

We salute & applaud the bravely of our ZDF who decisively rejected desperate last minute concessions by an Executive was to create a family dynasty. An army led transitional phase will now pave way for a peaceful, free & fair democratic elections.

Mugabe fired his long-time deputy on Monday last week, accusing him of disloyalty and deceit.

The following day, Mnangagwa was reportedly blocked from leaving the country for Mozambique and on Wednesday he issued a statement denouncing his dismissal, amid indications he was now in South Africa.

It was still not clear how Mnangagwa left Zimbabwe, but there was speculation that he went via Bostwana.

I would like my fellow citizens to know that I am out of the country, and safe, Mnangagwa said.

My sudden departure was caused by incessant threats on my person, life and family by those who have attempted before through various forms of elimination including poisoning, he said.

Mnangagwa said in a statement on Thursday last week: I stand prepared once again to pay the ultimate price in defence of Zimbabwe.

I am not afraid of anyone or worried about my political future under the current 'party capture' that is being tolerated and condoned by the Frist family.

I implore all genuine members of Zanu PF to reject this 'party' capture by a few individuals as I hereby do unequivocally.

The former VP further said the 93-year-old ruler and First Lady Grace Mugabe could not force him out of the ruling Zanu-PF, promising to return soon to lead Zimbabweans.

I will fight tooth and nail against those making a mockery against Zanu-PF founding principles, ethos and values.

The former Justice minister, who was once regarded as Mugabe's most likely successor, in the statement, told his former boss that instead it will be him who will be forced to leave Zanu-PF.

You and your cohorts will instead leave Zanu-PF by the will of the people and this we will do in the coming few weeks as Zimbabweans in general now require new and progressive leadership that is not resident in the past and refuses to accept change, he added.

As I leave this post for now I encourage all loyal members of the party to remain in the party to register to vote as we will very soon control the levers of power in our beautiful party and country.

Let not your hearts be troubled for peace, love unity development and prosperity are around the corner.

I will be communicating with you soon and shall return to Zimbabwe to lead you.

Mnangagwa said Mugabe and his wife must not be allowed to personalise the ruling party.

Fellow Zimbabweans and specifically members of Zanu-PF, the time is now to say no to demi gods and people that are self-centred and only think of themselves and their families, he said.

Mugabe and his wife had earlier held a meeting where they denounced Mnangagwa for allegedly plotting a coup.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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