Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Zimbabwe Military Storms State TV Studios. Explosions And Gunfire Heard Near Robert Mugabe's Home

Daily Mail: Zimbabwe military storms state TV studios to declare it's 'targeting criminals' amid fears of a coup after explosions and gunfire are heard near Robert Mugabe's home

* Several tanks and armed soldiers were seen heading towards Harare, Zimbabwe
* Loud explosions were heard in the city center and troops seized state TV station
* Witnesses saw soldiers assaulting passers-by in street during suspected coup
* It is an unprecedented challenge to Robert Mugabe's 37-year reign over country
* The US Embassy in Zimbabwe ordered employees and US citizens to take cover

Zimbabwe's military has stormed the country's national broadcaster's studios to declare it is 'targeting criminals' amid fears of a coup after reports of explosions and gunfire in the capital.

The military read a statement on live TV claiming this not 'a military takeover of government' and President Robert Mugabe was safe.

The US Embassy in Zimbabwe had ordered employees and US citizens in the African nation to take cover and seek shelter on Tuesday after gunfire was heard near the home of the 93-year-old president, sparking fears of an armed military take over.

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More News On The Crisis In Zimbabwe

Tanks, explosions seen on road to Zimbabwe capital amid political crisis -- USA Today
Blasts Heard in Zimbabwe Capital as Army Denies Takeover -- Bloomberg
Soldiers seize Zimbabwe state broadcaster, anti-Mugabe coup talk intensifies -- Reuters
Zimbabwe Ruling Party Denies Coup Amid Reports Of Tanks Near Capital -- Newsy
Zimbabwe's Military Seizes Control of the State Broadcaster -- New York Times
Zimbabwe military deny coup in state TV address -- IOL
Zimbabwe's ruling party accuses general of treason for threatening to intervene in political affairs -- Los Angeles Times
Zimbabwe television interrupted for live announcement on Mugabe -- CNN
Zimbabwe crisis: Robert Mugabe is 'safe', army says in TV address as it 'targets criminals around him' -- Telegraph
Zimbabwe army declares it is 'targeting criminals' in capital -- UPI
Zimbabwe crisis: Army says it is 'targeting criminals', not Mugabe -- BBC
Zimbabwe army says 'this is not a takeover' and Mugabe safe -- New York Daily News
Several Explosions Heard in Zimbabwe Capital -- VOA
US tells citizens in Zimbabwe to shelter in place as troops seen in capital -- FOX News
US tells citizens in Zimbabwe to 'shelter' amid uncertainty -- AFP


Anonymous said...

We can only pray the devil Mugabe will be summarily executed by these brave army freedom fighters. Pray for Mugabe's execution. Then perhaps this nation may again have a chance,

Anonymous said...

Now, that's a country that needs a revolution. Unfortunately, theirs may be one where only the colonel leading the coup ends up the winner.