The head of Zimbabwe’s military has threatened to overthrow the president, Robert Mugabe if the current purge in the country’s ruling party does not end soon. General Constantino Chiwenga made the statements on monday, November 13.

BBC reports that General Constantino Chiwenga has warned the 93-year-old president, saying the removal of people who were involved in the independence struggle would not be tolerated.

Reuters reports that General Constantino Chiwenga, commander of Zimbabwe Defence Forces and a political ally of former Vice president Mnangagwa who was also expelled from the ruling ZANU-PF, said instability in the party was causing anxiety in Zimbabwe.

Chiwenga’s statement, read out at a news conference packed with army top brass, comes at a time of a deepening rift within ZANU-PF over who will eventually lead the party after the 93-year-old Mugabe goes.




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