The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) has taken over the State broadcaster Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) and is currently broadcasting.
In his address ZDF Commander Major General Moyo says that it is not a military coup. He urges soldiers on leave to report to their barracks with immediate effect saying that leave is cancelled. Moyo also said President Robert Mugabe and his family’s safety is assured but they are targeting “criminals around him”. He urged Zimbabweans to remain calm and warned that any form of violence will be dealt with accordingly.
Moyo urged the Church to pray for Zimbabwe and for those who have work to go to work. He however warned against unnecessary movement. Other security services have been told to co-operate and that any provocation would be met with appropriate response. Moyo urged the media to report accurately and fairly.