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By bluebellnutter
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Reuters World‏ Verified account
@ReutersWorld

JUST IN: Two tanks parked beside main road 20 km outside Harare, facing the Zimbabwe capital - Reuters witness

2:00 PM - 14 Nov 2017
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A LOT of talk right now on social media that a military coup is underway.
 
By youngian
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"Ten tanks have passed us by and these guys are not smiling," reports a motorist
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Comical Ali at the Zanu press office
ZANU PF‏ @zanu_pf
Thanks for your concerns, there is NO coup happening in Zimbabwe. Please continue with your lives and face up to your own problems.
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By Cyclist
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youngian wrote:"Ten tanks have passed us by and these guys are not smiling," reports a motorist
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Comical Ali at the Zanu press office
ZANU PF‏ @zanu_pf
Thanks for your concerns, there is NO coup happening in Zimbabwe. Please continue with your lives and face up to your own problems.
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Sky News are reporting Mugabe and his wife are in custody, the military are on the streets of Harare, and it's an inter-factional dust-up within ZanuPF.

Dunno how accurate that is though.
 
By Boiler
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Abernathy wrote:About bloody time somebody moved against that geriatric nutjob.
Listening to the wireless the other night, it seems this was precipitated by a purge against 'war heroes' - the most exalted position one can hold in Zim.

Isn't Mugabe himself one of these 'heroes'? Pity I lost touch with one of my old work colleagues - he's Zimbabwean.

ETA: BBC reporting Mugabe is under house arrest.
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By Kreuzberger
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Andy McDandy wrote:I'm sure that little bastard will find another bolt hole.
The Royal Borough of K & C is, I hear, in need of some international residential solutions.
 
By Kreuzberger
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As the bells ring out for a brighter future and there is dancing in the street, one question remains. Is he our crocodile?
 
By bluebellnutter
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Looks like the elections taking place have (a) gone off pretty peacefully and efficiently and (b) possibly put the MDC in power ahead of Zanu PF

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... ection-win

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