Zimbabwe military seizes National TV but denies coup

Zimbabwe's military has read out a statement after taking over the national broadcaster, ZBC, saying it has taken action to "target criminals". However, it said this was not "a military takeover of government" and President Robert Mugabe was safe.

The statement read out by Major General Sibusiso Moyo came hours after soldiers overran the headquarters of ZBC. The statement did not name those targeted but a government source said Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo was among those detained.