Harare, Zimbabwe. (News Of The South) – Zimbabwe`s state Broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) is said to have failed to air the 11pm news bulletin on Tuesday night as tension continues to rise in the southern African country.
Instead ZBC was playing music from UB40 for a lengthy period.
Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU PF party has accused the army chief of “treasonable conduct” after he challenged President Robert Mugabe over the sacking of the vice president, in the latest sign of worsening instability in the country.
General Constantine Chiwenga has been criticised for demanding that Mugabe stop purges of senior party figures, including Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa who was dismissed last week.
In a statement, the party spokesman said Chiwenga’s stance was “clearly calculated to disturb national peace… and suggests treasonable conduct on his part as this was meant to incite insurrection.”
On Tuesday, several tanks were seen moving near the capital Harare, alarming residents as Chiwenga had warned of possible military intervention.
“When it comes to matters of protecting our revolution, the military will not hesitate to step in,” Chiwenga told a press conference on Monday.
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