Zimbabwe party accuses army leader of treason

Zimbabwe's ruling party is accusing the country's army commander of "treasonable conduct" for his threat to have the military step in and calm political turmoil.

Published: 15th November 2017 12:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th November 2017 12:17 AM   |  A+A-

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, centre, arrives for a solidarity rally in Harare. |AP

By AFP

HARARE: Zimbabwe's ruling party on Tuesday 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.

The ZANU-PF party said in a statement that general Constantino Chiwenga's criticism was "clearly calculated to disturb national peace... and suggests treasonable conduct on his part as this was meant to incite insurrection."

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