Zimbabwe crisis: Army ‘secures’ Robert Mugabe and takes control of Harare, wife in custody

Zimbabwe’s army insisted that President Robert Mugabe is safe as it took over the state broadcaster and arrested a number of senior government officials during a night that saw military vehicles patrolling the streets of the capital while gunfire and explosions rang out.

Military officers denied they had carried out a coup, announcing on state TV that they were targeting a ring of government plotters following a power struggle that saw the vice-president flee the country last week.

“It is not a military takeover of government,” an army spokesman said in a televised statement. “We wish to assure the nation that his Excellency the president… and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed.

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Source: The Telegraph

Other sources: Wife in Custody

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.