The Chairperson of SADC President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has called for a meeting to discuss the unfolding political and security situation in Zimbabwe.

The meeting to be held this afternoon at the SADC Secretariat in Gaborone, will be attended by the Ministers responsible for Foreign or External Affairs from the SADC Organ Troika Member States, namely: Republic of Angola, United Republic of Tanzania and Republic of Zambia, plus the SADC Council Chairperson who is the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation for South Africa.

This comes as Zimbabwe's army has allegedly placed President Robert Mugabe and his wife under house arrest, triggering speculation of a military coup, though the military's supporters have called it as a "bloodless correction."

Organs such as the African Union Commission and European Union have called for a "peaceful resolution" to the crisis in the country.

Meanwhile Members of the public have expressed delight at the ongoing situation in the neighbouring Zimbabwe saying that it is a sign that the country will be restored.

Those who spoke on Dumafm last night said it is high time Zimbabwean fought for themselves and revive their country and free themselves of the long iron fist rule of President Mugabe.

Some said they lay the blame on African leaders who have long known of the Zimbabwean situation but failed to intervene and rescue the country.

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