Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe detained

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been detained as the country’s military appears to have taken over.

The 93-year-old longest serving president in the world has, reportedly, been placed under house arrest together with his wife.

The military had earlier on Wednesday, overran Zimbabwean state-owned ZBC broadcaster, after which Major General Sibusiso Moyo had gone on air and assured the public that “…his Excellency the President and his family are safe and sound and their security is guaranteed.”

They also took control of the ruling party ZANU-PF’s official Twitter handle; through which they said that Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was fired as Vice President by Mugabe recently; “…will help us achieve a better Zimbabwe.”

In a series of tweets through ZANU’s official twitter handle, the military announced what was going on in Zimbabwe was not a coup but a democratic and bloodless peaceful transition of power. They also tweeted that they had taken Mugabe and his wife into custody.

The official Zimbabwean news publication – www.herald.co.zw – was also taken down following Mugabe’s detention but has since been restored.

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