Army seizes control in Zimbabwe

The military has seized control in Zimbabwe but has said President Robert Mugabe who has been in power since 1980, is safe.
After seizing state TV, an army spokesman announced it was targeting people close to Mugabe who had caused “social and economic suffering”.
The move came after Mugabe sacked his deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in favour of his wife, Grace.
A statement read out by a general on air denied it was a coup and said Mugabe was safe but did not say where.

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