Zimbabwe army confirms detentions of Mugabe allies

Friday November 17 2017

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe addresses

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe addresses party members and officials gathered at his party headquarters to show support to Grace Mugabe becoming the party's next Vice President after the dismissal of Emerson Mnangagwa November 8 2017. AFP PHOTO  


Zimbabwe's military said Friday it had detained some "criminals" in President Robert Mugabe's government after generals took power in a dispute over who would succeed the 93-year-old leader.
"Significant progress has been made in our operation," the defence forces said in a statement after vowing to target "criminals" close to Mugabe.
"We have accounted for some of the criminals while others are still at large."