South African President Jacob Zuma has denounced any unconstitutional take over of government in Zimbabwe.
Zuma’s statement comes after the military seized power in Harare and replaced President Robert Mugabe with his former vice president Comrade E Mnagngawa.
Zuma also called for the Zimbabwean government and army to resolve their differences amicably and said the Southern African Development Community, SADC, on whose behalf Zuma was speaking, was ready to help resolve the political impasse currently gripping Zimbabwe.
The presidency said,”Presidency has called for calm and restraint and has expressed hope that developments in Zimbabwe would not lead to unconstitutional changes of government as that would be contrary to both SADC and African Union positions,”.
“The President has urged the government of the republic of Zimbabwe and the Zimbabwe Defence Force to resolve the political impasse amicably and has urged the Zimbabwean Defence Force to ensure that the maintenance of peace and security in the country is not compromised.”