August 2, 2018 / 2:22 PM / 2 months ago

UK says Zimbabwe soldiers must return to barracks

HARARE (Reuters) - Britain’s ambassador to Harare has met Zimbabwean ministers and made clear that the army should be removed from the streets of the capital, the British embassy said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Soldiers disperse crowds of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change supporters outside the party's headquarters in Harare. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

“Zimbabwe is experiencing a period of heightened tension,” a statement said. “All political leaders have a responsibility to ensure they do not raise tensions or issue statements that make violence more likely.”

Reporting by Joe Brock; Writing by Alexander Winning

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