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Tensions mount in Zimbabwe capital after general threatens to intervene in political affairs

A military presence in parts of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, on Tuesday sparked fears that generals were carrying out their threat to intervene in the country’s affairs.Zimbabwe, mired in a political crisis and economic collapse, faced further instability after military leaders led by the head of the armed forces, Gen. Constantino Chiwenga, issued a blunt warning Monday over a purge of ruling party members.Chiwenga’s statement was a thinly veiled warning that a powerful section of the country’s security apparatus was unlikely to accept President Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace, as vice president, which would pave the way for her to take power should he die in office.Mugabe last week sacked his presumed succes ...