Zimbabwe army seizes state TV but denies coup ongoing - Tsread - Ts Read

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Zimbabwe army seizes state TV but denies coup ongoing - Tsread

Zimbabwe's military has seized state TV and blocked off access to government offices.

Zimbabwe army seizes state TV but denies coup ongoing


In a televised address early on Wednesday morning, military spokesperson, Major General SB Moyo, said the army was seeking to "pacify a degenerating, social, and economic situation" in the country.

Moyo denied that the army was carrying out a coup against President Robert Mugabe's government and said the leader and his family were "safe and sound and their safety is guaranteed".

"We are only targeting criminals around him and are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country, in order to bring them to justice" he said.

The army said that once its objectives have been achieved, the situation in the country would return to normal.

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