Grace Mugabe flees Zimbabwe after army takes over: Reports

WION Web Team
Harare, Zimbabwe Published: Nov 15, 2017, 11:52 AM(IST)

Grace Mugabe at a church interface rally in Harare on November 5. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has left the country for neighbouring Namibia, media reports said ||President Mugabe is reportedly under house arrest in capital Harare.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has left the country for neighbouring Namibia after reports of the army takeover of the southern African country, media reports said.

President Mugabe is reportedly under house arrest in capital Harare.

An army spokesman announced on the nation's broadcasting organization, ZBC, that President Mugabe was safe but did not disclose where he was being detained, BBC reported earlier.

The Army said it was targeting people close to Mr Mugabe who had caused  "social and economic suffering".

Soldiers and armoured vehicles blocked roads to the main government offices, parliament and the courts in central Harare, a witness told Reuters.

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