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Zimbabwe’s Mugabe under house arrest after army takeover


Zimbabwe’s military has placed President Robert Mugabe under house arrest in the capital Harare., Mugabe’s decades-long grip on power was dramatically weakened as military vehicles blocked roads outside the parliament in Harare and senior soldiers delivered a late-night television address to the nation. “We wish to assure the nation that his excellency the president… and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed,” Major General Sibusiso Moyo said, slowly reading out a statement.