Mil­i­tary out­side Zim­babwe cap­i­tal

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - WORLD - WIRE RE­PORTS

HARARE, Zim­babwe — Zim­babwe was on edge Tues­day as ar­mored per­son­nel car­ri­ers were seen out­side the cap­i­tal a day af­ter the army com­man­der threat­ened to “step in” to calm po­lit­i­cal ten­sions over the pres­i­dent’s pos­si­ble suc­ces­sor, and the rul­ing party ac­cused the com­man­der of “trea­son­able con­duct.”

The As­so­ci­ated Press saw three ar­mored per­son­nel car­ri­ers with sev­eral sol­diers in a con­voy head­ing to­ward an army bar­racks just out­side the cap­i­tal, Harare. While mil­i­tary ve­hi­cle move­ment there is rou­tine, the tim­ing height­ened un­ease in this south­ern African coun­try that for the first time is see­ing an open rift be­tween the mil­i­tary and 93-year-old Pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe.

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