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Army tanks seen heading towards Harare… a day after Chiwenga ‘coup’ threat – VIDEO

By MacDonald Dzirutwe | Reuters |

Four tanks were seen heading towards the Zimbabwe capital Harare on Tuesday, witnesses said, a day after the head of the armed forces said he was prepared to “step in” to end a purge of supporters of ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa.

A Reuters witness saw two other tanks parked beside the main road from Harare to Chinhoyi, about 20 km (14 miles) from the city. One, which was pointed in the direction of the capital, had come off its tracks. Soldiers at the scene refused to talk to Reuters.

Earlier on Tuesday the youth wing of Zimbabwe’s ruling party accused the military chief of subverting the constitution for threatening to intervene after President Robert Mugabe plunged the country into crisis by sacking Mnangagwa last week.

Mnangagwa, 75, a long-serving veteran of Zimbabwe’s 1970s liberation wars, had been viewed as a likely successor to Mugabe before the president fired him on Nov. 6.

Army tanks seen heading towards Harare
Army tanks seen heading towards Harare

His downfall appeared to pave the way for Mugabe’s wife Grace to succeed the 93-year-old president, the only leader Zimbabwe has known in 37 years of independence.

In an unprecedented step, the head of the armed forces, Constantino Chiwenga, openly threatened to intervene in politics on Monday if the purge of war veterans did not stop.

“We must remind those behind the current treacherous shenanigans that, when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in,” Chiwenga said in a statement read to reporters at a news conference packed with top brass on Monday.

Grace Mugabe, 52, has developed a strong following in the powerful youth wing of the ruling ZANU-PF party. Her rise has brought her into conflict with the independence-era war veterans, who once enjoyed a privileged role in the ruling party under Mugabe, but who have increasingly been banished from senior government and party roles in recent years. 

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  • Why

  • Aaaaaggggghhhh is that Zimbabwe??

  • Lies

  • Four chete kuto funga kuti I fleet yema tank isu…………!!!!

  • Batai munhu akomana

  • Ndosaka vakuru wakanga wakati mukadzi ndewe domestic cores not kuti waende kubasa honai manje zvakuitika munyika sally haana kubvira ambopindira pabasa rababa

  • Batai munhu plz

  • Ko chiwenga aitorevesa aaaa mukana wekuita macde wauya

  • Ko chiwenga aitorevesa aaaa mukana wekuita macde wauya

  • Fake news

  • Fake news

  • One is enough

  • One is enough

  • Kana uchida kunowedzera number yema soldier acho unotaura nani

  • Kana uchida kunowedzera number yema soldier acho unotaura nani

  • Mabasa arikunetsa

  • Mabasa arikunetsa

  • As Inkantoloyombonokazulu warned (predicted) earlier- please see #RogueGeneralsAuthourity .

  • As Inkantoloyombonokazulu warned (predicted) earlier- please see #RogueGeneralsAuthourity .

  • Thoz guys are not trained to war with words but they act. Paaitotaura paye vangavatoshanda kare behind the scenes

  • Thoz guys are not trained to war with words but they act. Paaitotaura paye vangavatoshanda kare behind the scenes

  • Tsakatire

    long overdue do it us boys

  • This tanks must go straight to where mgabe stays not to the public

  • This tanks must go straight to where mgabe stays not to the public

    • No public threat as the moment- khulukeka Tshuma lol 😂

  • Ndokumbirawo kana pane arikuziva pazvakapaka zvimota izvi ,ndikuda kunozvikwira

  • Ndokumbirawo kana pane arikuziva pazvakapaka zvimota izvi ,ndikuda kunozvikwira

  • Chiwenga akataura mashoko ake riini?Matank akaonekwa riini? Manyepo ngaaite mashoma then chokwadi chowanda

  • AAAA ZVIRIKUITIKA KUPIKO IZVI KANEHANDA KENYU AKA
    Kkkk was seen on Tuesday heading towards Harare kkkk
    What is the day today kkkkkkk

    • Yes so that on a later date the news will still make sense to the reader.

    • Yes so that on a later date the news will still make sense to the reader.

    • Yes so that on a later date the news will still make sense to the reader.

  • Chikiti

    Chiwenga knows he is next, so he might be trying to save his ass before he’s kicked out.

  • Any change is acceptable for the meantime as long as Murgarbage and Disgrace are kicked out

  • Good

  • Those guys are coming from training imi maakutobabaika nedzungu

  • mugabe must go!

  • Mambokadzi Perfect Pat

    General is going nowhere Mugabe ndiye achafa sembwa ne hure rake .

  • Yi show off akula plan khohlwani bo

  • You forget who’s Commander In Chief in this muthafcka

  • You forget who’s Commander In Chief in this muthafcka

  • You forget who’s Commander In Chief in this muthafcka

  • Muchangoti Army yajamuka hee yajamuka pamwe ndi Jah Prayzah ariku shooter video vanhu dzungu kkkkkkkk😂😂

  • Chiwenga maybe Chiwenga but he does not have the powers to order this without the president ‘sanction it. A coup cannot be do “open “

    • Chiwenga has the physical power(guns and personnel). Mugabe ane zita chete kunzi president but anochengetedzwa na Chiwenga. This time mugabe anogona kumhanyiswa apa. Its not a funny joke

    • Chiwenga has the physical power(guns and personnel). Mugabe ane zita chete kunzi president but anochengetedzwa na Chiwenga. This time mugabe anogona kumhanyiswa apa. Its not a funny joke

    • Chiwenga has the physical power(guns and personnel). Mugabe ane zita chete kunzi president but anochengetedzwa na Chiwenga. This time mugabe anogona kumhanyiswa apa. Its not a funny joke

    • Mugabe this time karikuzomhanya wena

    • tikaona masoja ava ku airport toziva kuti zvaita kkkkkk

  • rubish

  • Tuzuuuu ziiiii zvangu ini🔫

  • Tuzuuuu ziiiii zvangu ini🔫

  • Tuzuuuu ziiiii zvangu ini🔫

  • Zvekumamiswa handidi

  • Zvekumamiswa handidi

  • Zvekumamiswa handidi

  • Kkkkk. Zvakangotangira pakuJamuka kkkk. #kujamuka

  • Jail him

    Chiwenga anofanira kusungwa within 24hrs….zvaaita hazvizimugwara.

  • Mambokadzi Perfect Pat

    He has the peoples support ….we want robert Mugabe in jail with his whore

  • kkk, “were seen heading towards harare.” tobva tadii paya?

    vachiwatsura zvavo ma born free vari muchimutundu-musere-musere chemavhiri erata icho.unongoona otyper kkkkk ndiye juu pana enter. please mind our roads guys, don’t worsen the potholes.those machines are tubeless.