There are unconfirmed reports that Zimbabwe's finance minister Ignatius Chombo has been arrested by the military after a takeover of the state broadcaster in the early hours of Wednesday. The army denied it was staging a coup, even as military vehicles took to the streets of Harare and prolonged gunfire was heard near the presidential residence, reports The Telegraph.
What Led to Situation in Zimbabwe?
allAfrica, 15 November 2017
Here are the most recent events leading to the tense political situation in Zimbabwe: Read more »
Zimbabwe's military on Wednesday said it had seized power in a targeted assault on "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe, but said that the ... see more »
Full Statement by Army - 'Mugabe and Family Safe'
Zimbabwe Defence Force, 15 November 2017
Fellow Zimbabweans, following the address we made on 13 November 2017 which we believe our main broadcaster, ZBC and The Herald were directed not to publicise, the situation in our… Read more »
Several Explosions Heard in Harare
VOA, 15 November 2017
At least three explosions, as well as heavy gunfire, were heard in the Zimbabwe capital of Harare early Wednesday, according to local witnesses. Witnesses also said military… Read more »
Zuma Slams Unconstitutional Take Over of Zim
News24Wire, 15 November 2017
President Jacob Zuma has denounced any unconstitutional take over of government in Zimbabwe. Read more »
Zim Universities Hold Off Lectures As Army Takes Control
Zimbabwean universities advised students to stay at home on Wednesday as the uniformed forces in the country took over power after announcing on state broadcaster, ZTV, early on… Read more »
Who Is Emmerson Mnangagwa?
Emmerson Mnangagwa is a politician and former vice president of Zimbabwe. Mnangagwa, born September 15, 1946, is nicknamed "Ngwena," or "The Crocodile." Read more »
Military Take Control of State Media
Deutsche Welle, 15 November 2017
Explosions have resounded across the capital Harare amid rumours of an army takeover. Tensions have risen across Zimbabwe after reports that the military took control of state… Read more »
US Tells Its Citizens in Zim to Take Shelter After Explosions Heard
New Zimbabwe, 15 November 2017
THE US embassy has told its citizens in Zimbabwe to seek shelter after explosions reportedly reverberated through the capital of Harare. Read more »
Tanks in Zimbabwe
Zanu-PF Dismisses Chiwenga, Says Coup Threats Treasonous
New Zimbabwe, 14 November 2017
THE statement by the Commander of the Defence Forces (ZDF) Constantino Chiwenga is calculated to disturb national peace and stability, Zanu PF national spokesperson, Simon Khaya… Read more »
State Media Shuns Army General Chiwenga's Statement
The State media Monday blacked out Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantino Chiwenga's statement warning President Robert Mugabe to stop the sacking of liberation war… Read more »
We're Prepared to Die for Mugabe, Say Youth After Army Threats
News24Wire, 14 November 2017
Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF youths say they are "prepared to die" in defence of President Robert Mugabe's government, a day after the military threatened to intervene if the nonagenarian… Read more »
Minister Moyo Scoffs At Chiwenga Coup Threat
Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo has scoffed at Defence Forces Commander Constantine Chiwenga demand that President Robert Mugabe stops the ructions and purges… Read more »
In the video, the ruling Zanu PF youth leader Kudzai Chipanga says he is ready to die for President Robert Mugabe while accusing Defence Forces boss Constantine Chiwenga and th Read more »
Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantine Chiwenga has warned those responsible for "purging" the country's ruling Zanu-PF party to stop, or the military ... Read more »
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