The military in Zimbabwe have been reported to have the rising power in political, economic and governmental sector, along with its heavy presence in mining and fuel
“Although the military has always played a prominent role in Zimbabwe’s political economy, its influence has increased under Mnangagwa. The military remains heavily involved in the economy, particularly in the mining and fuel sectors,” said Alexander H. Noyes, the author of “Assessing Continuity and Change After Mugabe” .
Repression has been mounting and the economy keeps on going down while Mnangagwa is protecting his and close allies’ political and economic interests.
“Two of the main figures behind the 2017 coup, former generals Constantino Chiwenga and , are vice president and foreign minister, respectively, and remain powerful players representing military interests in Zimbabwe’s cabinet.”