By: AFP | London |
Published:November 15, 2017 8:55 pm

Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May (Reuters)

Britain on Wednesday urged all sides in Zimbabwe to refrain from violence after the military took control of the country, but said it was “potentially a moment of hope”. “We have all seen what has been taking place in Harare. We are monitoring those developments very carefully,” Prime Minister Theresa May told MPs.

“The situation is still fluid, and we would urge restraint on all sides because we want to see and we would call for an avoidance of violence.” She said the primary concern of Britain, the formal colonial power, was for the safety of about 20,000 of its nationals who live in Zimbabwe. The government changed its travel advice today, urging Britons in Harare “to remain safely at home or in their accommodation until the situation becomes clearer”.

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