Did we panic? No, this was a very Zimbabwean coup | Blessing Musariri

The detention of Robert Mugabe was not a story of blood, guts and glory. Instead, the people of Harare responded with jokes and social media memes

• Blessing Musariri is a poet and children’s author who lives in Zimbabwe

It was a regular day for me: the gym in the morning and a bout of afternoon procrastination, until a WhatsApp message from my sister in America about the tanks. She’d heard on the BBC that military tanks had started to appear on the streets of Harare.

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