HARARE, Zimbabwe: The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is appealing for “calm, non-violence and restraint” in Zimbabwe.
The chairman of the African Union Commission has told reporters in Washington that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife are “safe in the country.”
The chairman of the African Union Commission says the crisis in Zimbabwe must be resolved “in a manner that promotes democracy and human rights.”
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says it is not clear whether the dramatic events in Zimbabwe mark “the downfall of Mugabe.”
A former Zimbabwe finance minister and current activist says of President Robert Mugabe: “The old man should be allowed to rest.”
South Africa’s president says he hopes Zimbabwe’s military will respect the constitution “so the situation will not go beyond the situation where it is now.”
The head of Zimbabwe’s influential war veterans association says they stand with the army and that President Robert Mugabe should be recalled as president and ruling party leader.
South Africa’s president says he has spoken with Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and that the 93-year-old leader is confined to his home but is “fine.”
South African President Jacob Zuma, as leader of the 15-nation Southern African Development Community, has “noted with great concern” the unfolding political situation in neighboring Zimbabwe.
In the wake of the military takeover in Zimbabwe, the national police force has recalled all officers on leave. A top police official who insisted on anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press told The Associated Press that all police on leave have been ordered to return to their posts immediately.
Zimbabwe’s army said Wednesday it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and is securing government offices and patrolling the capital’s streets following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state broadcaster.
The military actions appear to put the army in control of the country.