Military Coup Reportedly Under Way In Zimbabwe

 

Zimbabwe is on edge amid speculation that a military coup is in progress, with army tanks seen outside the capital a day after the army commander threatened to “step in” to calm political tensions over the president’s firing of his vice president. The Associated Press said it saw three tanks with several soldiers in a convoy on a road heading toward an army barracks just outside the capital, Harare, while Reuters reported that four tanks were seen heading toward the capital.

According to Reuters, two other tanks were seen parked beside the main road from Harare to Chinhoyi, about 20km from the city. Eyewitnesses also saw military vehicles blocking major roads outside the city. Continue reading

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe tells white farmers ‘to go’

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has called on the country’s remaining white farmers to cede land to black people.

“We say no to whites owning our land and they should go,” Mr Mugabe told his supporters at a rally.

The white farmers union said it was regrettable that racial tensions were flaring up again. Continue reading