#BREAKING: Potential Coup in Zimbabwe

There are reports of a possible coup occurring in Zimbabwe, as the country’s president has been taken into custody by the military.

According to the New York Times, “Zimbabwe’s military said early Wednesday that it had taken custody of President Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest head of state and one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, in what increasingly appeared to be a military takeover in the southern African nation.

After apparently seizing the state broadcaster, ZBC, two uniformed officers said in a short predawn announcement that “the situation in our country has moved to another level.” While denying that the military had seized power, they said that Mr. Mugabe and his family “are safe and sound, and their security is guaranteed.”’ (source) 12:12 a.m. ET November 15, 2017

Mugabe, who is 93, has been in power since 1987. (source) 12:23 a.m. ET November 15, 2017

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