Robert Mugabe confirms to Zuma he has been toppled

SA President Jacob Zuma with President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma spoke to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday, and Mugabe told Zuma that he was confined to his home but that he was fine, the South African presidency said in a statement.

The presidency added that Zuma, in his capacity as chair of the Southern African Development Community, was sending special envoys to Zimbabwe to meet with Mugabe and the Zimbabwean Defence Force, which has seized power in Harare.