Something Big Going Down In Zimbabwe Right Now!
Video of tanks blocking road to the presidential barracks.
— Evelyn Tremble (@DrumChronicles) November 14, 2017
Seems a military coup is going down in #Zimbabwe right now. Stay safe dear neighbours, the darkest hour is always the one before a new dawn, bringing hope and prosperity once again.
— Michael Boscombe (@mboscombe) November 14, 2017
— Man of Always (@Simba_Mutamba) November 14, 2017
— Jonathan Franks (@jonfranks) November 14, 2017
Zimbabwe: Army tanks seen heading towards capital Harare
Tanks have been spotted heading towards Zimbabwe‘s capital Harare. Eyewitnesses said military vehicles were also blocking major roads outside the city.
Local media also reported that heavily armed military personnel had sealed off state TV broadcaster ZBC.
It comes amid rising tensions between the east African nation’s military and the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party, headed by President Robert Mugabe – the only leader Zimbabwe has known in 37 years of independence.
The president plunged the country into political crisis by sacking his vice president Emerson Mnangagwa, 75, last week. The long-serving veteran of Zimbabwe’s 1970s liberation wars, had been viewed as a likely successor to Mr Mugabe before the president fired him.