Zimbabwe reeling after army chief’s warning to Mugabe
Tuesday November 14 2017
Zimbabwe Army General Constantino Chiwenga Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces who on addresses a media conference held at the Zimbabwean Army Headquarters on November 13, 2017 in Harare. PHOTO | JEKESAI NJIKIZANA | AFP
Army chief General Constantino Chiwenga on Monday warned President Mugabe to “stop” purges of the ruling ZANU-PF party after the president abruptly sacked vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa last week.
Speculation has been rife in Harare that President Mugabe could now remove Gen Chiwenga who is seen as an ally of ousted Mnangagwa.
The main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) called for civilian rule to be defended following Chiwenga’s threat.