Zimbabwe War Vets Praise Army For \'bloodless Correction ...

JOHANNESBURG –  The Zimbabwe army's takeover of the state broadcaster and action against some members of President Robert Mugabe's government has been praised as a "bloodless correction" by the country's war veterans' association.

Chris Mutsvangwa, chairman of the war veterans' group, told The Associated Press in Johannesburg that Army General Constantino Chiwenga has carried out "a bloodless correction of gross abuse of power." Mutsvangwa said the army will return Zimbabwe to "genuine democracy" and make the country a "modern model nation."

In a statement on national broadcasting, the army said President Robert Mugabe and his wife are safe but that action will be taken against "criminals" surrounding them.

Mutsvangwa and the war veterans are staunch allies of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was fired from his post of vice president by Mugabe last week.


Zimbabwe war vets praise army for 'bloodless correction'
Zimbabwe war veterans praise 'bloodless correction of power' as military oust Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwe army has Mugabe, wife in custody, controls capital
Zimbabwe National Army takes Robert Mugabe, wife into custody; supporters praise actions as 'bloodless correction'
The Latest: Zimbabwe war vets group wants Mugabe recalled
The Latest: Zimbabwe former minister: Mugabe should 'rest'
Robert Mugabe resigns: How the “bloodless correction” played out
Zimbabwe crisis: 'Moment of hope' as Robert Mugabe's iron grip on power evaporates - latest news
Zimbabwe on Edge Amid Talks; Mugabe Appears in Public
Robert Mugabe in detention after military takes control of Zimbabwe