The United States Embassy in Harare has announced that it will be closed to the public today due to ongoing uncertainty in Zimbabwe. This comes amid reports of army tanks being seen in and around Harare. There is speculation that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) is attempting to take over from the Zanu-PF Government after issuing a warning telling them to stop purging war veterans from the party.
The announcement was made on Twitter and the United States says that it is monitoring the situation closely. Said the United States Embassy:
Due to ongoing uncertainty in Zimbabwe, the U.S. Embassy in Harare will be minimally staffed and closed to the public on November 15. Embassy personnel will continue to monitor the situation closely. @StateDept
— U.S. Embassy Harare (@usembassyharare) November 15, 2017