On the streets of Zimbabwe appeared armored vehicles, President Mugabe accused the head of the armed forces in the preparation of the uprising

Several tanks and armored military vehicles spotted on the streets of the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare, and at the entrances to the residence of President Robert Mugabe, Reuters reports.

On 13 November the head of the Zimbabwe defence forces Constantine of Chiwenga accused Mugabe in the political purges in the ruling party and has threatened military intervention in the political crisis caused by the resignation of the Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa.

Chiwenga also demanded to stop criticizing the army and its command.

14 Nov 93-year-old Mugabe held a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, which accused Chiwenga in «treacherous behaviour and incitement to revolt».

The ruling party the «African national Union of Zimbabwe – Patriotic front» issued a statement in which it was claimed that General Chiwenga commits treason.

According to the correspondent of the Associated Press, the evening of 14 November in the streets of Harare quietly, the movements of military equipment is not fixed. Eyewitnesses say that the coup attempt early to say.

However, the intervention of the army testifies to the aggravation of the crisis caused by the departure of Managua. Mugabe has accused its closest ally in the attempt to seize power through witchcraft, says the Agency.

According to respondents by Agency experts, the root cause of the conflict was the position of the first lady of Zimbabwe, 52-year-old grace Mugabe. It is possible that she poisoned her husband against Vice-President and head of the armed forces, the sources noted.

Robert Mugabe-led Zimbabwe since 1980, when the independence of that state was recognized by the international community.




On the streets of Zimbabwe appeared armored vehicles, President Mugabe accused the head of the armed forces in the preparation of the uprising 15.11.2017

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