It's tough, I think, to really assess this from the outside, because it could very much be as the military leaders are saying: a bunch of people around Mugabe are taking advantage of their positions and are going to screw over the country in the transition that was on the horizon. It could also be that a bunch of military leaders saw an opportunity and took it.
But on a more serious note, I actually plan to follow this closely. Mugabe should've probably been out of power years ago, given the myriad problems Zimbabwe has faced and the corruption he's presided over. I hope things will get better, if there's indeed a new government there.
Perhaps because there's no Islamic extremism there?
Maybe, although I immediately thought of Venezuela. A country that's much more on the radar, despite also sharing some of the same traits: corruption, inflation, one party controlling the politics for a long time, etc, plus also lacking the Islamic angle.