Zimbabwe: US Embassy In Harare Shut

The embassy of the United States in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, has said that it will not be open on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 due to rising tension in the country. The embassy made the announcement via its official Twitter handle.

Meanwhile, Alex Magaisa, former adviser to Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, told the BBC he believes the military’s claim that they haven’t carried out a coup is untrue.

“They have decided not to call it a coup because they know that a coup does not sell, it will be condemned,” he said.

“But as far as authority is concerned it seems very clear that President Mugabe is now just a president in name and authority is now residing in the military.”

The latest events came hours after Zimbabwe’s ruling party accused the country’s army chief of “treasonable conduct” after he warned of possible military intervention. General Constantino Chiwenga had challenged 93-year-old President Mugabe after he sacked the vice-president.

 

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