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…