AU calls for calm in Zimbabwe

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The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, on Wednesday urged Zimbabweans to address the current situation in the country in accordance with the country’s Constitution.

He also urged them to use the relevant instruments of the African Union, including the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance in arriving at an amicable resolution of the crisis.

In a statement in Addis Ababa, Mahmat said he was following closely the developments in the country.

Soldiers had earlier on Wednesday morning announced on state radio what appeared to be a coup against President Robert Mugabe who has been ruling the country since its independence in 1980.

However, a military spokesperson later denied staging a coup saying it was only acting against “criminals” surrounding the 93-year-old ruler.

Mahmat, in the statement, stressed that it is crucial…

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