Three explosions in Zimbabwe, soldiers take over the state broadcaster

Published on : Wednesday, November 15, 2017

harareThe city of Harare, capital of Zimbabwe witnessed three explosions while military vehicles were also seen on the streets.

 
Zimbabwe’s ruling party was earlier said to have been accused of the armed forces of treason. Two members of the staff and a human rights worker said that soldiers took command of the headquarters of the Zimbabwe’s ZBC state broadcaster.

 
The troops took up position around the capital in a dramatic escalation of a dispute with the 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe over political succession.

 
Six armoured personnel carriers were seen on the thoroughfares on the outskirts of the capital after the military chief General Constantine Chiwenga threatened to intervene to bring an end of his allies in the Zanu-PF Party. The soldiers asked the passing cars to keep moving through the darkness.

 

 
A coup against Mr Mugabe was expected due to the presence of troops along with the movement of armoured vehicles from a barracks northwest of Harare earlier during the day. But there was no such concrete evidence that the Zimbabwe’s leader of the last 37 years was toppled.

 
The government in Harare remained ‘intact’ said Isaac Moyo, Zimbabwe’s ambassador to the neighbouring South Africa. He blamed the social media for spreading false information. There was nothing really happening, there were just social media claims.

 

 

The southern African nation was on alert after the General Chiwenga, Commander of the Zimbbawe Defence Forces was prepared to step in to end the purge of supporters of the sacked vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

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One Response to Three explosions in Zimbabwe, soldiers take over the state broadcaster

  1. As alarming as this news appears to the outside world it is important to note that we, as citizens, feel completely safe. We have the liberty to continue with our everyday lives. Today, Thursday 16 November, schools and businesses are open. We are watching the situation closely but remain hopeful that this seminal moment in our country’s history will pass without bloodshed.

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