Zimbabwe army says it has Mugabe and wife in custody

In a statement after taking over the state broadcaster amid a night of unrest, Zimbabwe's army sought to reassure the country early on Wednesday that "this is not a military takeover" and that President Robert Mugabe was safe.

However, Zimbabwe Defence Forces spokesman Major General SB Moyo said the military was targeting "criminals around" Mugabe who have sent the nation spinning into economic despair.

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