Washington Post

Zimbabwe: When a coup is not a coup


Military vehicles were stationed across Zimbabwe's capital early Wednesday, with the country's longtime leader under house arrest. But is it a military coup? Not at all, according to the military.

"We wish to make it abundantly clear that this is not a military takeover," said a televised statement read by Maj. Gen. Sibusiso Moyo, adding that the military was targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe "who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country."..

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