Zimbabwe Crisis: Army Takes over, Says Mugabe is Safe

(BBC)- Zimbabwe crisis: The military has taken control in Zimbabwe but said President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980, was safe.

After seizing state TV, an army spokesman announced it was targeting people close to Mr Mugabe who had caused “social and economic suffering”.

The move came after Mr Mugabe sacked his deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in favour of his wife, Grace.
Heavy gun and artillery fire could be heard in northern parts of the capital Harare early on Wednesday.
A statement read out by a general on air denied it was a coup. There was no immediate word from the president himself.
Messages appeared on a Twitter account purportedly run by the ruling Zanu-PF party saying he had been detained. But there has been no confirmation by the army
Mr Mugabe, 93, has dominated the impoverished country’s political scene since independence from the UK.
South African President Jacob Zuma said he hoped events in Zimbabwe would not lead to “unconstitutional changes of government”.
The UK Foreign Office advised Britons “currently in Harare to remain safely at home or in their accommodation until the situation becomes clearer”, while the US embassy in Harare advised US citizens in Zimbabwe to “shelter in place” until further notice.
Contributed by Dr Colin O Jarrett

Please send us your Feedback, News Item, Photos and/or Videos to our WhatsApp Number 1-876-353-1389 or Email [email protected]
- Subscribe to our Youtube channel
- Like us on Facebook
- Follow us on Twitter
- Follow us on Instagram

Recently Published

NURSE’S DANGEROUS DRIVING CASE DEFERRED

One Dead, Four Injured in St James Crash

Jamaica News, St James: An unidentified man lost his life, and four other persons admitted to the Cornwall Regional Hospital in serious but stable condition, following their involvements in a motor vehicle accident which occurred along a section of the ACS Combs Highway in Montego Bay, St James on Tuesday morning, April 23. Reports by […]

Constable Clive Wedderburn

Police Officer Killed in May Pen Crash

Jamaica News, Clarendon: A police Constable who is attached to the Clarendon Police Division lost his life in a motor vehicle accident which occurred along May Pen leg at a section of the PJ Patterson Highway, in Clarendon on Tuesday morning, April 23. Dead is Constable Clive Wedderburn of New Harbor Village, Phase 11, in […]

Minister JC Hutchinson

Jamaica Local Ganja Farmers to Benefit from Agricultural Ministry 

Jamaica News: Minister without portfolio in the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, J. C. Hutchinson, has announced that before the ending of the year, local ganja farmers in Jamaica will start to benefit from the Agriculture Ministry, through the cannabis market. Mr. Hutchinson who was speaking at the 38th staging of the Montpelier Agricultural Show […]

Bishop Conrad Pitkin

St James Custos Calls for Measures to be Put in Place to Fight Crime

Jamaica Crime News, St James: Bishop Conrad Pitkin, the custos rotulorum of St. James, is calling for measures to be put in place to effectively fight crime, which he says has now become a major concern. The Custos who was speaking at the 38th staging of the Montpelier Agricultural Show, which was held at the […]

St James Wanted Men

Time Running out for Two St James Men Being Sought for Shooting of Police Constable

Jamaica Crime News, Montego Bay: Time is now running out for two St. James men, who were given until 12:00 noon, today Tuesday, April 23, by the St. James Police to turn in themselves or feel the wrath of justice. The police say the two men are being sought in connection with the shooting of […]

THREE ARRESTED FOR GUN SEIZURE IN MANCHESTER

Gunman Ran Leaving Illegal Firearm at Cane River, Bull Bay

Jamaica Crime News: One man who reportedly challenged members of a police patrol in a shootout at Cane River, in Bull Bay, Kingston on Sunday, April 21, fled the scene leaving behind an illegal firearm and several rounds of ammunition. Reports by the Bull Bay police are that about 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, a team […]

Scroll to Top