Zimbabwe Turmoil: Tanks Seen Heading to Harare After Ar…

HARARE — Four tanks were seen heading toward the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses said, a day after the head of the armed forces said he was prepared to “step in” to end a purge of supporters of ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

A Reuters witness saw two other tanks parked beside the main road from Harare to Chinhoyi, about 14 miles from the city. One, which was pointed in the direction of the capital, had come off its tracks. Soldiers at the scene refused to talk to Reuters.

Earlier, the youth wing of Zimbabwe’s ruling party accused the military chief of subverting the constitution for threatening to intervene after President Robert Mugabe plunged the country into crisis by sacking Mnangagwa last week.




Image: Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe, pictured in 2008 talking to military general Constantino Chiwenga.

Robert Mugabe, pictured in 2008 talking to military general Constantino Chiwenga.