President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace have become increasingly divisive figures in Zimbabwe. Reuters/Philimon Bulawayo November 15, 2017 A military coup is afoot in Zimbabwe. What’s next for the embattled nation? David B. Moore, University of Johannesburg The protracted political crisis in Zimbabwe has worsened since President Mugabe fired vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa. Now the military has entered the fray, raising fears a coup is imminent.