Mugabe ‘is facing an army coup’
TANKS were on the streets of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare yesterday amid a growing power struggle between the Army and president Robert Mugabe.
It was unclear if it was a precursor to a coup, a warning shot to the 93-year-old president, or an exercise.
Last week Mugabe sacked Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa, a veteran of Zimbabwe’s 1970s liberation wars.
He had long been seen as the natural successor to Mugabe, who is now thought to be paving the way to hand power to his wife, Grace, 52. On Monday, Armed Forces chief Constantino Chiwenga declared: “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.”
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