Zimbabwe opposition calls for peaceful return to democracy

Zimbabwe opposition calls for peaceful return to democracy

Zimbabwe opposition calls for peaceful return to democracy

Zimbabwe's Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) called for a peaceful return to constitutional democracy on Wednesday after an overnight military coup against 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe.

The MDC, the main political challenger to Mugabe's ZANU-PF party for the last two decades, also said it hoped the military intervention would lead to the "establishment of a stable, democratic and progressive nation state".

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