BREAKING: Tanks roll into Zimbabwe capital as Robert Mugabe faces military COUP

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
By Paul Martin

TANKS have been seen storming towards Zimbabwe’s capital amid rumours dictator Robert Mugabe is facing a military coup.

By Joshua Nevett
DailyStar.co.uk
14th November 2017

Heavily armed soldiers and military vehicles are steaming towards the capital of Harare just 24 hours after the head of the army warned he was prepared to “step in” to overthrow Mugabe.

Mugabe’s sacking of his main oppinent for power, Emerson Mnangagwa, 75, has led to soaring tensions between his ruling regime and the armed forces in recent weeks.

Zimbabwe’s army chief Gen Constantino Chiwenga has accused Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 37 years, of purging his vice president in his own interests.

Mugabe, the 93-year-old leader of the Zanu-PF party, is thought to favour his wife, Grace, 55, as his successor.

But the army want a head-of-state with a military background and more credibility on the international stage to lead the east African country into a new era.

Now images of military vehicles – including tanks carrying troops with assault rifles – have surfaced on social media in what appears to be an attempt to dipose the president.

Military vehicles are blocking off several routes into the city, with four tanks parked around 14 miles away on the main road from Harare to Chinhoyi.

That road, on the outskirts of Harare, leads towards the barracks housing the Presidential Guard, the troops tasked with protecting Mugabe.

“There were about four tanks and they turned right here, you can see markings on the road,” one witness said.

State TV broadcaster ZBC has also been surrounded by members of the armed forces, local reports say.

Zimbabwe troops are refusing to confirm whether a coup attempt against Mugabe is taking place, according to Reuters.

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