Armed soldiers in armoured personnel carriers stationed themselves at key points in Harare, while Zimbabweans formed long lines at banks in order to withdraw the limited cash available, a routine chore in the country’s ongoing financial crisis.In an address to the nation after taking control of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, an army spokesman said early on Wednesday that the military was targeting “criminals” around Mugabe, and sought to reassure the country that order would be restored.It was not clear where Mugabe, 93, and his wife were on Wednesday, but it seems they are in the custody of the military.
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Shouting into the camera, Bowden said: 'I don't know whether you can hear my as I can barely hear myself think.
'This is what it means to the people of Harare - they can't believe that the man who has been so reviled for so long has resigned and is no longer here'Unexpectedly, the stubborn leader dug his claws in and instead delivered a rambling 20-minute speech to say he was staying on as the country's president.
Trying desperately to keep his composure amid scenes of chaos, the reporter was grabbed and hugged by dozens of Zimbabweans, delighted at this afternoon's enormous events.
Sky News reporter David Bowden was mobbed by jubilant crowds in Zimbabwe following President Robert Mugabe's resignation.Zimbabwe’s army has said it has President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody and is securing government offices and patrolling the capital’s streets following a night of unrest that included a military takeover of the state broadcaster.The night’s action triggered speculation of a coup, but the military’s supporters praised it as a “bloodless correction”.You can make a complaint by using the ‘report this post’ link .We may then apply our discretion under the user terms to amend or delete comments.Broadcasting from a busy square in the capital of Harare, Bowden's piece to camera was interrupted by citizens overjoyed at the his departure Shouting into the camera, Bowden said: 'I don't know whether you can hear my as I can barely hear myself think.