Gen ready to step in:

Africa

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Zim­babwe’s top gen­eral warned on Mon­day that the mil­i­tary would not hes­i­tate to step in to end purges against for­mer lib­er­a­tion war fighters in Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe’s rul­ing party af­ter Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa was stripped of his vice-pres­i­dent’s post.

Gen­eral Con­stantino Chi­wenga, com­man­der of Zim­babwe De­fence Forces and a po­lit­i­cal ally of Mnan­gagwa who was also ex­pelled from the rul­ing ZANU-PF, said in­sta­bil­ity in the party was caus­ing anx­i­ety in Zim­babwe.

Chi­wenga’s state­ment, read out at a news con­fer­ence packed with army top brass, comes at a time of a deep­en­ing rift within ZANU-PF

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