Soldiers stand beside military vehicles just outside Harare,Zimbabwe,November 14,2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Zimbabwe's ruling party accused the head of the armed forces of treason Tuesday as armored vehicles rolled toward the capital in apparent military pressure on President Robert Mugabe over a succession dispute.Analysts said it was premature to talk of a coup attempt but there appeared to be a rupture between Mugabe and the military.Mugabe fired Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa last week.The veteran of the country's 1970s liberation war was popular with the military and had been seen as a likely successor to Mugabe. Grace Mugabe's rise has brought her into conflict with the independence-era war veterans, who once enjoyed a privileged role in the ruling party under Mugabe, but who have in recent years been banished from senior government and party roles.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE