Oxfam expresses hope for democracy in Zimbabwe


SB Moyo, Zimbabwean Army announcer

International charity Oxfam has expressed hope that democracy in Zimbabwe would hold,after the country’s military took over.

Stewart Muchapera, Oxfam’s media and communications adviser for Southern Africa, told Sputnik: “for now I think everything is calm and there is an air of opportunity. The situation remains calm and our hope is that the tenants of democracy should hold,”

On Tuesday, media reported that armored vehicles had been moving toward the Zimbabwean capital of Harare.

Media also said that there were explosions in the city. The country’s military explained that it was mobilising against the criminals.

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is reportedly under heavy guard.

Muchapera, who is on ground in Harare, said, inspite of a large-scale military presence in Harare, residents have continued with their everyday lives.


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