Bloomberg Journalist Antony Squazzin has revealed that the order to shut down ecocash and the Zimbabwe stock exchange came directly from the Zimbabwe military.

Squazzin say the central bank and the finance ministry were bypassed by the Joint Operations Command when they made the decision.

Squazzin says the action by the JOC is basically a coup because Mnangagwa was brought in by the military and the military has now taken over power.

However, because coups are frowned upon in SADC, the military is trying to keep the perception that the civilian government is still in charge.