Photographs published by the pro-Mugabe Herald newspaper are the first images of the veteran leader since he was placed under house arrest Wednesday morning. Among the group of people in the photos is a priest, reported earlier to be brokering talks for a transitional government.
In the images, Mugabe appears calm as he talks with army leader Commander General Constantino Chiwenga, the man who warned the President on Monday that the military would intervene if party infighting continued.
The Herald’s editor, Caesar Zvayi, also tweeted the images.
President Mugabe meets ZDF Commander and SA envoys at State House
President Mugabe chats with ZDF Commander General Constantino Chiwenga at State House 16 November 2017.
[Latest images from Harare: President Mugabe (c) in a meeting with the ZDF Commander General Constantino Chiwenga, SA Minister of Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula (in yellow head gear), Zimbabwe Defence Minister Dr Sydney Sekeramayi and Zimbabwe State Security Minister Cde Kembo Mohadi at State House 16 November 2017.