(Zimbabwe crisis) Whereabouts of Mugabe and wife unknown

World | 15 Nov 2017 11:25 am

It was not clear where the 93-year-old Robert Mugabe and his wife were early today. "Their security is guaranteed,'' the army statement said today. The president reportedly attended a weekly Cabinet meeting yesterday. 

"We wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover,'' the army statement said. "We are only targeting criminals around [Mugabe] who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice.'' 

Overnight, The Associated Press saw armed soldiers assaulting passers-by in Harare, as well as soldiers loading ammunition near a group of four military vehicles. The explosions could be heard near the University of Zimbabwe campus. The developments came several hours after the AP saw three armored personnel carriers in a convoy heading toward an army barracks just outside the capital. 

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