Zimbabwe Army general

Zimbabwe: Army chief accused of 'treasonable conduct'

General Constantino Chiwenga had challenged President Robert Mugabe after he sacked the vice-president.

Gen Chiwenga said the army was prepared to act to end purges within Mr Mugabe's Zanu-PF party.

The party said the general's comments were "calculated to disturb national peace... [and] incite insurrection".

In a statement, the party said it would never succumb to military threats, and that it "reaffirms the primacy of politics over the gun".

Mr Mugabe sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week, amid a row over the 93-year-old president's successor.