Mugabe's long-time Catholic chaplain joins mediation efforts
Fr. Fidelis Mukonori, is acting as a mediator in talks between Mugabe and Military officials. On Tuesday night the military detained Mugabe and his family at his State House residence and took over national broadcaster ZBC. The military has insisted Tuesday’s events are not a coup. According to Reuters their sources could not provide details of the talks, which appear to be aimed at a smooth and bloodless transition following the departure of Mugabe, who has led Zimbabwe since independence in 1980.