Zimbabwe: Mugabe agrees to step down

President Robert Mugabe is preparing to step down, a few hours after the Zimbabwean military took over power, a leading South African news website has reported.

Mugabe ‘preparing to step down’ – senior source,” News24 website posted, without giving any further details.

Political tensions have been rising since President Mugabe recently sacked Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time ally, as vice-president.

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Soldiers on Wednesday took over the headquarters of the state broadcaster ZBC and blocked access to government offices, but the army says this is not a military take over.

President Robert Mugabe, who leads the ruling Zanu-PF party, is safe, an army spokesman has said.

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There was no official word, however, from the Mugabe family as to their whereabouts.

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