Mugabe in trouble: 4 army tanks move towards capital

Breaking: Mugabe in trouble: 4 army tanks move towards capital

eNCA's Zimbabwean correspondent Pindai Dube confirmed the tanks were visible in the streets of Harare, with sources indicating it was a "show of force" rather than a coup.

Yesterday the Zimbabwe army boss Constantine Chiwenga shook Mugabe allies and officials in the ruling Zanu-PF party when he said the military will not allow anyone who was not part of "us" to re-write the country's history.

Some analysts say it is too early to talk of a coup attempt against Mugabe - the only leader Zimbabwe has known in 37 years of independence.

President Robert Mugabe's ruling party stripped Emmerson Mnangagwa of his vice president post.

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Sacked vice-president 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 6 November.

His main rivals within the ruling Zanu-PF party are the younger Generation 40 or G40 group, which has Grace Mugabe's support.

Mnangagwa had always been tipped as Mugabe's most likely successor but has in recent months increasingly come into conflict with first lady Grace Mugabe, who is vying to replace the 93-year-old president.

'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.

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It is rare for the defence forces to publicly take sides in the affairs of ZANU-PF.

Four people have been arrested for booing first lady Grace Mugabe at a rally.

Chiwenga said if this happens, the military will interject and stop the process.

"He is in a corner".

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