AS IT HAPPENED: Zanu-FP rejects coup claim, accuses army chief of 'treasonable conduct'

14 Nov 19:54

BBC is reporting that the ANC says it will not intervene to end the crisis unfolding in neighbouring Zimbabwe.

ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe told a press conference on Tuesday that the party would be concerned if "things go wrong there because it will impact on us".

"But we have no authority over them. That’s the point we are making,” he said.

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14 Nov 18:29 eNCA is quoting sources in Harare as saying that the visibility of army tanks is an indication that this is a "show of force" by the Zimbabwean army and not a coup, as yet. Read more here
14 Nov 18:16

LATEST from News24 Correspondent Frank Chikowore:

Harare - Zimbabwe's national army has been seen moving its tanks from the barracks to the the capital Harare following threats issued by the military to take control of the country's affairs. Follow the live updates. 

Some witnesses said they saw four army tankers along the Chinhoyi-Harare highway in the afternoon raising fears that the army was about to stage a coup' in the politically volatile nation.

Meanwhile some Harare residents told News24 that some uniformed soldiers were deployed in street corners all day Tuesday. No comment was immediately available from army officials.

However, Zanu-PF Youth League secretary Kudzanai Chipanga told a news conference on Tuesday that his party's youths would come out in "their millions" to defend President Robert Mugabe from a potential army take-over of the country's affairs.

 The militant Zanu PF youth leader also accused Chiwenga of working with fired deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa in the latter's question to lead Zimbabwe.    More to follow....

14 Nov 17:46 There are report on social media of army outside the state-owned broadcaster, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC)
14 Nov 17:42 Watch this Al Jazeera on Zimbabwe’s political crisis over presidential succession Click here
14 Nov 17:34

Here is what AP is reporting:

Harare - Zimbabwe is on edge as army tanks are seen outside the capital a day after the army commander threatened to "step in" to calm political tensions over the president's firing of his deputy.

The Associated Press saw three tanks with several soldiers in a convoy on a road heading toward an army barracks just outside the capital, Harare.

While it is routine for tanks to move along that route, Tuesday's timing heightens unease in this country that for the first time is seeing an open rift between the military and 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

Mugabe last week fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa and accused him of plotting to take power.

Over 100 senior officials allegedly backing Mnangagwa have been listed for disciplinary measures by a faction associated with Mugabe's wife.

14 Nov 17:32 A journalist in Harare tells News24 that "it seems the army is angry". He says the situation is a bit "tense" in the capital.
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