Zimbabwe's President Mugabe Under House Arrest after Military Takeover

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A man walks past an armored personnel carrier that's stationed by an intersection as Zimbabwean soldiers regulate traffic in Harare on November 15, 2017. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Zimbabwe's military placed its president Robert Mugabe under house arrest, took over state TV and filled the streets of the capital with military tanks. While it is being deemed a coup, the military has avoided calling it one. Successors have been vying for the elderly 93-year-old Mugabe's seat, with some experts saying the military may try to replace him with his fired deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa. We get the latest on the takeover.


Andrew Meldrum, assistant Africa editor, Associated Press
James Robbins, diplomatic correspondent, BBC
Horace G. Campbell, chair of African studies at the Institute of African Studies, University of Legon, Ghana