Zimbabwe ruling party says will not give in to military pressure

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s ruling party accused the head of the armed forces of treason on Tuesday as armoured vehicles rolled towards the capital in apparent military pressure on President Robert Mugabe over a succession dispute.

Soldiers stand beside military vehicles just outside Harare, Zimbabwe, November 14, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

There were few people on Harare’s streets as night fell and the military movements did not appear to represent an immediate offensive action. Analysts said it was premature to talk of a coup attempt but there appeared to be a rupture between Mugabe and the military.

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