Zimbabwe army says takes power, Mugabe ‘safe and sound’

HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s military on Wednesday confirmed that it had seized power in a targeted assault on “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe, but gave assurances that the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”.

In a short broadcast on national television, which was seized overnight by soldiers, a spokesman for the military said it expected “normalcy” to return as soon as it had completed its “mission”.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Writing by Ed Cropley; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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