Zimbabwe's ruling party said on Tuesday it would never give in to military pressure and accused the head of the armed forces of treasonable conduct after armoured vehicles were seen heading towards the capital Harare. Afterwards, the ruling party, ZANU-PF, said it stood by the "primacy of politics over the gun" and accused Chiwenga of trying to disturb the country's peace and stability. Mugabe fired Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa last week. The veteran of the country's 1970s liberation war was popular with the military and had been seen as a likely successor to Mugabe. The army views his removal as part of a purge of independence-era figures to pave the way for Mugabe to hand power to his wife Grace Mugabe.
Source: The Star November 14, 2017 19:18 UTC