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Minister: Zimbabwe on high alert amid fears of bloodshed

'Newsday' is reporting that Zimbabwe’s Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu made the comments after former minister Jonathan Moyo, who was Grace Mugabe’s ally, warned of bloodshed.

Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu on 19 November 2017. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Minister Obert Mpofu has reportedly said that the military and security sector is on high alert amid fears that supporters of former first lady Grace Mugabe could regroup outside the country.

According to Newsday, Mpofu made the comments after former Minister of Higher Education Jonathan Moyo, who was also Mugabe's ally, warned of bloodshed.

Mpofu said that some elements of the defeated Zanu-PF faction, known as generation 40, are plotting to counter the military intervention which saw ex-president Robert Mugabe lose power to his former deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Moyo told Reuters last week that Zimbabwe would be plunged into a bloodshed if the international community failed to remove Mnangagwa's government, which he described as "illegitimate".

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