Zimbabwe army launches takeover against 'criminals' around Mugabe, says president 'safe'
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 () HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's military seized power early on Wednesday targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were "safe and sound".
Zimbabwe’s military has denied that its takeover of power and the detention of President Robert Mugabe is a coup. Instead it claims to be targeting what it calls “ criminals” surrounding the president. Spokesperson Moussa Faki Mahamat for the African Union – the key regional bloc – is...