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Twittersphere reacts to tensions in Zimbabwe

On Monday, the commander of Zimbabwe Defence Forces said he was prepared to “step in” to end a purge of supporters of a vice president sacked last week.

FILE: Zimbabwe's Army Commander General Constantine Chiwenga is pictured during the country's 28 years Independence celebration in Harare on 18 April 2008. Picture: AFP.

CAPE TOWN - Amid speculations over whether Zimbabwean army chief Constantine Chiwenga will be true to his words, people from around Africa have taken to social media platforms sending prayers.

On Monday, the commander of Zimbabwe Defence Forces said he was prepared to “step in” to end a purge of supporters of a vice president sacked last week.

President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party stripped Emmerson Mnangagwa of his vice president post.

Reuters reported earlier on Tuesday that two tanks were seen headed to Harare.

"Folks our nation is in a dangerous place," anti-government activist pastor Evan Mawarire wrote on his Twitter account.

Here are some of the reactions from reports of tanks being seen heading to Harare.

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