Zimbabwe Military Warns It Will Exact a Response against Those Who Do Not Cooperate

Zimbabwe remained under tight military control Wednesday, with the army brass calling for cooperation “for the good of our country,” or warning of consequences.

In a statement read on state-run television, military leaders announced that military leaves are canceled, and they urged troops to report to their barracks.

The statement warned that “any provocation will be met with an appropriate response.”

It did not elaborate what constituted an “appropriate response.”

The army continued to insist it had not toppled the civilian government of President Robert Mugabe and said the frail 93-year-old president is safe.

Los Angeles Times