The Zimbabwe Defence Forces say they have been engaging with President Robert Mugabe on the way forward for their country and will advise the nation of the outcome as soon as possible.

The ZDF on Friday morning, said that significant progress has been made in their operation to weed out criminals around President Mugabe.

This is following a military intervention during the week which looked like a coup and has been described as one by the media and citizens.

The criminals, the ZDF said, were committing crimes that were causing social and economic suffering in Zimbabwe.

“Defence attaches accredited to Zimbabwe have been briefed to appraise their principals on the obtaining situation in the country,” the ZDF said.

Bureaucrats had also been advised to brief their co-operating partners.  The ZDF implored other security services to continue operating and carrying out their duties without any form of impediment to their operation.

“While we appreciate the enthusiasm by certain individuals and groups within society, we want to make it clear that they should not purport to be speaking on our behalf,” they added.

“We will periodically make press releases to keep the public informed of developments in the country. The ZDF commended the nation for remaining patient and peaceful as they carry out the operation.

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