Corruption: Zimbabwe military accused of political intimidation 

WHO: Zimbabwe’s prime minister on Sunday accused the military of deploying to villages to attack civilians who appeared to back the former longtime opposition leader, who now shares power with the country’s president of more than three decades.

WHY: Military commanders loyal to President Robert Mugabe have refused to salute Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, a former labor leader who did not fight in the guerrilla war that ended British colonial rule.

WHAT’S BEING DONE: Tsvangirai urged the military to “leave politics to the politicians,” and said the symbolic Heroes Day and Armed Forces Day should be a reminder of the impartiality demanded of police and the army in the constitution.

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