(Zimbabwe crisis) Military statement: Mugabe and family safe

World | 15 Nov 2017 11:38 am

The Zimbabwe military made a statement on state broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation in the early hours of today, the Guardian reports.

It said:

Good morning Zimbabwe.

Fellow Zimbabweans, following the address we made on 13 November 2017, which we believe our main broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and the Herald were directed not to publicise, the situation in our country has moved to another level.

Firstly we wish to assure our nation, His Excellency the president of the republic of Zimbabwe and commander-in-chief of the Zimbabwe defence forces, comrade RG Mugabe and his family, are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed.

We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice.

As soon as we have accomplished our mission we expect that the situation will return to normalcy.

(Pictured, Zimbabwe army commander Constantino Chiwenga addresses a press conference in Harare, yesterday).

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