We won’t succumb to military pressure: Zanu-PF

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Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF has issued a statement following reports of military action in the country, saying it would never succumb to military pressure.

Several armoured personnel carriers were seen entering Harare Tuesday sparking rumours of a possible coup.

In its statement Zanu-PF described the behaviour of the country’s defence force chief, Constantino Chiwenga as treasonable conduct.

Chiwenga has accused the party of being infiltrated by counter-revolutionaries who wanted to destroy it.

Referring to last week’s sacking of vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, Chiwenga, claimed that Zanu- PF had launched a purging and cleansing process which is mostly targeting military veterans.

Mnangagwa’s axing paved the way for the 93-year old president Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace to succeed him as leader.

According to Zanu-PF’s National Secretary for Information and Publicity, Simon Moyo, Chinwenga’s statement was a move to disturb the peace and stability in the country.