American citizens, the embassy said, “are encouraged to shelter in place until further notice.”
Zimbabwe crisis: What we know so far
What's happening in Zimbabwe, and is it a coup?An army general appeared on television to insist that there had not been a military coup and that the president and his family were "safe and sound".
Zimbabwe has staggered a step closer to a military coup , amid rumours that tanks have already rolled out of army bases heading for the capital Harare and that soldiers are laying siege to President Robert Mugabe at his residence.
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The streets of Harare were largely empty as rain fell.
Asked in a telephone interview about reports of a possible coup, the country’s information minister, Simon Khaya Moyo, said: “What can I say? I don’t know about that.” He did not elaborate.
The question of who will succeed Mr. Mugabe, 93, the nation’s leader since 1980, has long haunted Zimbabwe and its political class and led to conflicts among its members even as the country’s once-promising economy shriveled.
A long-simmering feud boiled over last week when Mr. Mugabe summarily expelled Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa from the government and the governing ZANU-PF party, a move that was widely seen as clearing the path for Mr. Mugabe’s wife, Grace, as a possible successor.
Since his removal, the whereabouts of Mr. Mnangagwa, who like Mr. Mugabe was a veteran of the country’s struggle for independence, has been shrouded in mystery.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal -sources
Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday. Mugabe led Zimbabwe from independence in 1980 but stepped down on Tuesday after the army seized power and the ruling party turned against him. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice president, is set to be sworn in as president on Friday.A government source said Mugabe, who is 93, told negotiators he wanted to die in Zimbabwe and had no plans to live in exile.
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BREAKING: Tanks roll into Zimbabwe capital as Robert Mugabe faces military COUP . TANKS have been seen storming towards Zimbabwe ' s capital amid rumours dictator Robert Mugabe is facing a military coup .
In a remarkable act of defiance, the commander of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces, Gen. Constantine Chiwenga, warned on Monday that “when it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in.”
Neither the military nor Mr. Mugabe issued any public statements on Tuesday even as rumors of a possible coup surfaced on social media and in the streets of Harare. But Mr. Moyo, asserted in a statement that “the ruling ZANU-PF reaffirms the primacy of politics over the gun.”
Mr. Moyo, who is also the party’s national secretary for information and publicity, said the statement by General Chiwenga “suggests treasonable conduct on his part as this was meant to incite insurrection and violent challenge to constitutional order.”
“Purporting to speak on behalf of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces,” he said, “was not only surprising but was an outrageous vitiation of professional soldiership and his wartime record as high-ranking freedom fighter, entrusted with command responsibilities in a free and democratic Zimbabwe.”
Mr. Moyo’s statement, broadcast during the evening news hour on state television, came hours after a leader of the party’s Youth League made similar remarks at the ZANU-PF headquarters in Harare.
Kudzanayi Chipanga, the youth league’s secretary, suggested that military officers unhappy with the government should first return to civilian life if they wanted to become politicians.
“General Chiwenga and all those in the security sector who wish to engage in politics are free to throw their hats in the ring and not hide behind the barrel of the gun,” said Mr. Chipanga, a favorite of Zimbabwe’s first family.
The youth league accused the general of siding with a faction loyal to Mr. Mnangagwa. The league has urged that Mrs. Mugabe be endorsed as the new vice president in a party conference scheduled for next month.