Tension in Zimbabwe as troops move; no reports of violence

A street in Harare, Zimbabwe. AFP PHOTO | FILE
A street in Harare, Zimbabwe. AFP PHOTO | FILE 

Zimbabweans were in panic on Tuesday after a flurry of pictures appeared on social media, apparently showing army tanks moving towards the capital Harare.

The pictures surfaced a day after the army commander told President Robert Mugabe to stop purges of ruling party officials liked to former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The troops, believed to be from Inkomo Barracks on the outskirts of Harare, were heavily armed.

Some pictures showed the tanks blocking a major road leading to the capital, sparking fears of a possible mutiny.

Other tanks were parked by the roadside. There were no reports of violence, but the situation in the…

Source – Business Daily