Zimbabwe tensions: Military seizes power, denies coup

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Tension and uncertainty are growing in Zimbabwe after the army announced it has seized power.

The military says it wants to target criminals around President Robert Mugabe, said military spokesperson Major General SB Mayo in a televised statement.

The army has taken over the state TV, and soldiers have blocked roads to the government, parliament and the courts.

The army says it isn't a military coup - and Mugabe and his family are safe.

Al Jazeera's Hannah Hoexter reports.

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