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China: Zimbabwe army chief visit ‘normal military exchange’

Seattle Times Wednesday, 15 November 2017 ()
BEIJING (AP) — A visit to Beijing last week by Zimbabwean army commander Gen. Constantino Chiwenga, who appears to have taken control of the country, was a “normal military exchange,” China’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Asked whether Chiwenga briefed Chinese officials on any plans for a military takeover in Zimbabwe, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told […]
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In a statement after taking over the state broadcaster amid a night of unrest, Zimbabwe's army sought to reassure the country early on Wednesday that "this is not a military takeover" and that President Robert Mugabe was safe. However, Zimbabwe Defence Forces spokesman Major General SB Moyo said the...

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