Soldiers Seize Zimbabwe State Broadcaster; President Mugabe's Fate Unknown

Wochit Headline News - Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Soldiers deployed across the Zimbabwe capital Harare and seized the state broadcaster on Wednesday after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe’s ruling ZANU-PF party accused the head of the military of treason, prompting frenzied speculation of a coup.

Aggressive soldiers told passing cars to keep moving through the darkness. “Don’t try anything funny.

Two hours later, soldiers overran the headquarters of the ZBC, Zimbabwe’s state broadcaster and a principal Mugabe mouthpiece, and ordered staff to leave. Several ZBC workers were manhandled.

Shortly afterwards, three explosions rocked the center of the southern African nation’s capital.

Despite the troops stationed at locations across Harare, there was no word from the military as to the fate of Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s leader of the last 37 years and the self-styled ‘Grand Old Man’ of African politics..

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