14 Nov 2017

Is there a military coup in Zimbabwe?

International Editor

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has accused the army commander of “treasonable conduct” after he threatened to step in to calm political tensions. It follows rumours that a military coup could be under way after a convoy of armoured vehicles was spotted heading towards the capital Harare. The country was plunged into a political crisis after President Mugabe sacked his vice president last week, a move which could pave the way for his wife Grace to succeed him.