Whatever is happening is a Big Turning point for Zimbabwe. The Army are not calling it Coup as they will lose support of the SADC region…. Here are some developments…
I am receiving unconfirmed reports of arrests of cabinet ministers and prominent people in Zimbabwe. I will share when names are confirmed. Remember the army said they are “targeting thieves around” President Mugabe #Zimbabwe
— Trevor Ncube (@TrevorNcube) November 15, 2017
Zimbabwe’s army has urged other security services to “co-operate for the good of our country,” warning that “any provocation will be met with an appropriate response.”
The statement read out early on Wednesday on state-run television calls on troops to return to barracks immediately, with all leave cancelled.
It says that if the country’s degenerating political, social and economic situation is not addressed, it “may result in a violent conflict”.
The army insists that this is not a military takeover and that President Robert Mugabe’s security is guaranteed.
#Zimbabwe army says it has taken power in the country, Mugabe "safe and sound," finance minister Chombo among those detained.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) November 15, 2017
— Daxa Patel (@daxaa_Patel) November 15, 2017