Tanks out­side Zimbabwe cap­i­tal

Truro Daily News - - Classifieds/world -

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe is on edge as army tanks are seen out­side the cap­i­tal a day after the army com­man­der threat­ened to “step in” to calm po­lit­i­cal ten­sions over the pres­i­dent’s fir­ing of his deputy. The As­so­ci­ated Press saw three tanks with sev­eral sol­diers in a con­voy on a road head­ing to­ward an army bar­racks just out­side the cap­i­tal, Harare. While it is rou­tine for tanks to move along that route, Tues­day’s tim­ing height­ens un­ease in this coun­try that for the first time is see­ing an open rift be­tween the mil­i­tary and 93-yearold Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe. Mu­gabe last week fired Vi­cePres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa and ac­cused him of plot­ting to take power. Over 100 se­nior of­fi­cials al­legedly back­ing Mnan­gagwa have been listed for dis­ci­plinary mea­sures by a fac­tion as­so­ci­ated with Mu­gabe’s wife.

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