Tanks roll toward Zimbabwe’s capital as Mugabe-army row escalates

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 11:08:03 PM. Mugabe recently fired his former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, sparking accusations he was preparing to hand over power to his wife.
Share World Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe Four tanks have been seen heading toward Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, on Tuesday afternoon as a row between President Robert Mugabe and the head of the armed forces looked set to escalate. Witnesses told Reuters that the tanks were heading for Harare, while another two tanks were seen parked on the road from Harare to Chinhoyi, some 14 miles outside the capital. Soldiers at the scene refused to speak to Reuters. Four tanks were seen heading towards the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, a day after the head of the armed forces said he was prepared to “step in” to end a purge of supporters of ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa. (Reuters says)(Pics by @AmichaiStein1 ) pic.twitter.com/VHyvge8I4r Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now — CGTN Africa (@cgtnafrica) November 14, 2017 The escalation comes one day after Zimbabwe’s military chief warned the country’s political leaders to stop a purge that had seen Mugabe fire Emmerson Mnangagwa, his former vice president, last week. “The current purging which is clearly targeting members of the party with a liberation background must stop forthwith,” said General Constantino Chiwenga at a news conference Monday at the army headquarters in Harare. “We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in.” Illegal migrants who were rescued by Libyan coast guards at sea...Read more
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