Zimbabwean army denies allegations for a possible coup

Harare – Army spokesperson Sibusiso Moyo on Wednesday morning denied allegations of a possible coup, saying President Robert Mugabe is safe and the government is intact.

Moyo was issuing a statement this morning after the army has reportedly seized the national broadcaster and President Robert Mugabe’s famous “Blue House”.

“Firstly, we wish to assure the nation that His Excellency, The President, of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, Cde R.G Mugabe and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed,” he said.

Moyo said the army is only targeting the criminals around him who have been involved in criminal acts for many years leading to social and economic suffering in the country.

“We are only targeting criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice,” said Moyo.

Whilst highlighting how each member of the society should behave, Moyo urged all Zimbabweans to remain calm and assured that things will return back to normalcy as soon as their mission is accomplished.

Moyo also urged all Zimbabweans to limit unnecessary movements until things are back to normal.

“To the generality of the people of Zimbabwe: We urge you to remain calm and limit unnecessary movement. However, we encourage those who are employed and those with essential business in the city to continue their normal activities as usual,” he said.

Moyo also ordered all soldiers who are on leave to return to their barracks with immediate effect.

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