Three explosions and gunfire in Harare as army takes over ZBC


At least 3 explosions have been heard in Harare following the takeover of the ZBC by the army.

According to Reuters, some ZBC staff were manhandled when soldiers occupied the premises, telling them not to worry as the soldiers were there to protect the site.

The cause of the explosions remains unclear.

Army tanks

I was woken up at about 1.10 a.m. by a distant explosion that shook the bed — two others since then,” Roger Stringer, who lives in Harare’s Mount Pleasant suburb, told Bloomberg by phone.

On Twitter there has been speculation that president Robert Mugabe is under house arrest.

More to follow…