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Jacob Zuma confirms Robert Mugabe is under House Arrest

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe

The South African President Jacob Zuma has confirmed that Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been placed under house arrest.

Tweeting through @GovernmentZA, the official South African Government account, it was announced that South Africa would be sending a special envoy to both Zimbabwe and Angola.

It was revealed that the envoy, which will include the South African Minister of Defence, will be meeting with Mugabe and the Zimbabwean Defence Force.

Read the tweets below:

President Jacob Zuma, in his capacity as Chair of SADC, is sending Special Envoys to #Zimbabwe and Angola in light of the unfolding situation in the Republic of Zimbabwe.

The President is sending 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

President Zuma spoke to President Robert Mugabe earlier today who indicated that he was confined to his home but said that he was fine. South Africa is also in contact with the Zimbabwean Defence Force #Zimbabwe

The Special Envoys will also be sent to the Republic of Angola 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 #Zimbabwe

President Zuma has reiterated his call for calm and restraint and for the ZDF to ensure that peace and stability are not undermined in #Zimbabwe

SADC will continue to monitor the situation closely #Zimbabwe”

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