Just in: Zimbabwe crisis: Army says it is ‘targeting criminals’, not Mugabe

Just in: Zimbabwe crisis: Army says it is ‘targeting criminals’, not Mugabe

By Nathasha De Alwis

15 Nov, 2017 | 9:03 am

Zimbabwe’s military has read out a statement on the country’s national broadcaster, ZBC, saying it has taken action to “target criminals”.

However, it said this was not “a military takeover of government” and President Robert Mugabe was safe.

Heavy gunfire and artillery were heard in northern suburbs of the capital, Harare, early today, Nov 14.

Zimbabwe’s envoy to South Africa, Isaac Moyo, earlier dismissed talk of a coup, saying the government was “intact”.

-BBC-