November 21, 2017

Zimbabwe war veterans praise ‘bloodless correction of power’ (Ibtimes)

Zimbabwe war veterans praise ‘bloodless correction of power’ (Ibtimes)

Zimbabwe’s war veterans have praised the army for carrying out “a bloodless correction of gross abuse of power.”

The comments came hours after the army said President Robert Mugabe and his family were “safe and sound” following what appeared to be a bloodless transfer of power.

The southern African country has been experiencing rising tensions after Mugabe sacked vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, prompting condemnation by the country’s military chief.

The military would return Zimbabwe to “genuine democracy” and make the country a “modern model nation,” said Chris Mutsvangwa, chairman of the war veterans’ association, told The Associated Press in Johannesburg. Mutsvangwa and the war veterans are staunch allies of Mnangagwa. Read more

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