- Zimbabwe military has taken over the country but denied it had stage a coup against president Robert Mugabe
- ZANU-PF on Wednesday, November 15 announced it had replaced Mugabe with hos former deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa as its leader
- The military and ZANU-PF said Mugabe and his family was safe
Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe has left the country, hours after President Robert Mugabe was overthrown from the leadership of ZANU-PF by his former deputy.
Sources told Sky News that the beleaguered first lady, who is believed to be behind the onslaught launched by Mugabe on party members seen as blocking her succession game plan, had left for Namibia.
She was born in 1965 in South Africa in 1965 and got married to Mugabe in 1996. They have two sons and a daughter.
Grace is known for her extravagant lifestyle besides her bullish side being manifest on several occasions.
Power struggles with the ruling ZANU-PF party split it in the middle and those seen as to be opposed to her ideals have faced the sack.
Just recently, vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa was shown the door after differing with Grace.
Many party members have face the same fate in the past after they seemed to challenge her in succeeding her husband for the top seat.
TUKO.co.ke earlier reported that the party had installed Mnangagwa as its new party leader and interim president following a bloodless 'coup' by the military.
The military has denied it carried out a coup explaining that it was hunting for corrupt leaders hanging around Mugabe.
It assured of Mugabe's security with South Africa president Jacob Zuma telling the world in a televised address that the Zimbabwean leader had been detained.
National Resistance Movement rally at Jacaranda- on TUKO TV