Zimbabwe: reports of explosions and takeover of state broadcaster in capital Harare

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Zimbabwe’s capital was in a state of high tension early on Wednesday amid reports of multiple explosions in the streets and soldiers taking over the state broadcaster and manhandling staff.

Witnesses in Harare reported a number of loud explosions and saw armed forces assaulting passers-by in the early hours of the morning.

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