Sunday 22 July 2018

In Pictures: Zimbabwe on a knife edge as Mugabe loses iron grip on country

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Zimbabweans queue outside a bank to withdraw cash as armed soldiers patrol the streets in Harar on Wednesday
Zimbabweans queue outside a bank to withdraw cash as armed soldiers patrol the streets in Harar on Wednesday
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe addressing party members with his wife Grace earlier this month. Photo: Getty Images
A street scene along Robert Mugabe road in Harare, Tuesday, Nov., 14, 2017.
An armed soldier patrols a street in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. Zimbabwe's army said Wednesday 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. (AP Photo)
A man walks past a wall with a graffiti reading "We want garwe (crocodile in Shona language)" referring to sacked vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, on Wednesday in Harare, Zimbabwe
Armed soldiers stand on the road leading to President Robert Mugabe's office in Harare, Zimbabwe Wednesday
A military tank is seen with armed soldiers on the road leading to President Robert Mugabe's office in Harare, Zimbabwe . Photo: AP
Armed soldiers patrol a street in Harare, Zimbabwe
Armed soldiers patrol a street in Harare, Zimbabwe
President Robert Mugabe kissing his wife and first lady Grace Mugabe during the country's 37th Independence Day celebrations at the National Sports Stadium in Harare. Photo: AFP PHOTO / Jekesai NJIKIZANAJEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images
President Robert Mugabe pictured with General Constantino Chiwenga in Harare, in 2008. Photo: Reuters/Philimon Bulaway
Armed Zimbabwean soldiers sit on top of a military tank in Harare, Zimbabwe
A youth washes a minibus adorned with picture of President Robert Mugabe at a bus terminus in Harare. Photo: Reuters
First Lady Grace Mugabe is making a play for power in Zimbabwe. Photo: Philimon Bulawayo

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