Zimbabwe's army chief accused of 'treasonable conduct'


(FILES) This file photo taken on November 13, 2017 shows Army General Constantino Chiwenga Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces addressing a media conference held at the Zimbabwean Army Headquarters in Harare.  AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANA

Zimbabwe’s ruling party on Tuesday accused the army chief of “treasonable conduct” after he challenged President Robert Mugabe over the sacking of the vice president, in the latest sign of worsening instability in the country.

The ZANU-PF party criticised General Constantino Chiwenga who had demanded that Mugabe stop purges of senior party figures, including Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa who was dismissed last week.

In a statement, the party spokesman said Chiwenga’s stance was “clearly calculated to disturb national peace……

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