AUDIO: Zim Army takes charge but says it is not a military takeover

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces which took over the national broadcaster ZBC on Tuesday evening has addressed the nation.

It says the president  with his family are safe and that its action in which it has now taken over Harare/Zimbabwe is meant to go after ‘criminals’.

In the address broadcast live on TV and all radio stations owned by ZBC the army called for calm adding that people should not move around unnecessarily unless they have to work.

It also added that this was not a coup and soon things would return to normal.

Listen to the address in full below:

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