Operation Restore Legacy is an operation which was carried by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.The operation started on the 15th of November 2017.The Operation targeted criminals around Robert Mugabe.These criminals included most of Robert Mugabe's allies including his wife Grace Mugabe who was accused of leading a faction called G40.The faction was accused of causing political, economic and social uncertainty in Zimbabwe

Operation Restore Legacy,How it Unfoled

  • 13 November 2017 - Army Commander General Constantino Chiwenga calls a press conference and warns politicians to stop denigrating the army. Said the army would not hesitate to step in if the revolution is being threatened.
  • 15 November 2017 - In a televised address, the army sets in motion a military operation and tells the nation in a televised address that it is “targeting criminals around President Mugabe,“ who were committing crimes that were causing social and economic suffering. This signalled the launch of an operation code named, Operation Restore Legacy.
Breaking:Army Commander General Chiwenga press conference on latest Developments
  • 15 November to 20 November- Catholic Cleric Father Fidelis Mukonori is one of the mediators as President Robert Mugabe negotiates his exit after 37 years in power.
  • 21 November 2017- Parliament begins the legal process to impeach President Mugabe at a joint sitting of the Senate and House of Assembly.
  • 21 November 2017 -The Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Mudenda announces President Mugabe’s resignation.


  1. TIMELINE – OPERATION RESTORE LEGACY, HOW IT UNFOLDED , , Published: 21 November 2017 , Retrieved:28 November 2017