"We are only targeting criminals around him (President Robert Mugabe) who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice", said Zimbabwe's Major General Sibusiso Moyo, in his speech on national television after the military seized it and blocked off access to government offices.
Since Moyo's announcements there have been further developments and reports confirming the arrests of Zimbabwean cabinet ministers; Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo, the police commissioner, General Augustine Chihuri, government minister Saviour Kasukuwere, Mugabe’s internal security director Albert Ngulube and Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu PF) youth leader Kudzanai Chipanga.
Political commentator, Malvern Mkudu spoke to 702's Bongani Bingwa about the ongoing situation in Zimbabwe.
Mkudu says for some 'it is business as usual' in the country.
He adds some roads were blockaded causing heavy traffic delays and he spotted posters of the president's images being taken down by a few.
People were a bit emboldened this morning and openly celebrating.— Malvern Mkudu, political commentator
Paidamoyo Muzulu is a journalist from Zimbabwe and also spoke to 702 about scenes in the neighbouring country.
Muzulu says while there is tension in the country, uncertainty also persists about what is likely to unfold.
The people targeted are those who were working with the G40.— Paidamoyo Muzulu, journalist from Zimbabwe
Those arrested are said to be in military detention, adds Muzulu.
He goes on to say there are speculations that Mugabe will address Zimbabweans later today, possibly announcing his resignation.
Listen to the clip below for more on recent development in Zimbabwe: