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War veterans attack 'beginning of the end' for Mugabe: analysts

There has a surge of public anger against Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, triggered by an economic crisis that has left banks short of cash and the government struggling to pay its workersZimbabwe’s war veterans’ surprise attack on President Robert Mugabe signals the “beginning of the end” for the long-time leader, already buckling under pressure from a restive population angry over worsening economic woes. In a rare public rebuke to the world’s oldest president, war veterans decried Mugabe’s “dictatorial tendencies” and vowed to withdraw their support if he seeks re-election in 2018. “This is the beginning of the end for Mugabe,” said Takavafira Zhou, a political scientist from Masvingo State University.

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