Zimbabwe’s military has announced the seizure of power in order to stop «criminals» from the entourage of President Robert Mugabe, which began in the country’s economic crisis. About it reports Reuters.
Zimbabwe soldiers in armored cars blocked access to main government buildings, Parliament and the courts in the capital, Harare.
«Our goal is only criminals who commit crimes and cause social and economic problems in the country, our goal is to get them justice,» – said General of the army of Zimbabwe Moyo in his address on national television.
The President and his wife are safe, the Agency said. Source Reuters reported that the military arrested the Minister of Finance of Zimbabwe Ignatius M. C. chombo. He also serves on the leadership of the ruling party of the country.
According to the Associated Press, Harare there were at least three explosions. Messages on victims did not arrive.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe 93. He heads the country over the past 37 years. Reuters relates the revolution in the country with the resignation of Vice-President Emmerson of Mnangagwa, who was considered likely successor to head of state. He enjoyed the support of the army Zimbabwe.
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 Mnangagwa. The next day, Mugabe held a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, which accused Chiwenga in «treacherous behaviour and incitement to revolt».
As the Associated Press, the President also accused the Mnangagwa in an attempt to seize power through witchcraft. 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.
The ruling party the «African national Union of Zimbabwe – Patriotic front» issued a statement in which it was claimed that General Chiwenga commits treason.
The evening of 14 November, a few tanks and armoured military vehicles were seen on the streets of the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare, and at the entrances to the residence of Mugabe. On the morning of 15 November, the military seized the television and radio company in Zimbabwe.
The military in Zimbabwe, announced the seizure of power in the country 15.11.2017