U.S. embassy in Zimbabwe tells staff to stay home due to 'political uncertainty'

U.S. embassy in Zimbabwe tells staff to stay home due to 'political uncertainty'

PHILIMON BULAWAYO

"U.S. citizens in Zimbabwe are encouraged to shelter in place until further notice," the statement said, adding the embassy would be closed to the public on Wednesday.

Soldiers deployed across the Zimbabwe capital Harare and seized the state broadcaster on Wednesday after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party accused the head of the military of treason.

(Reporting by Mohammad Zargham in Washington; Editing by Eric Walsh)

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