Zimbabwe’s state broadcaster has interrupted its programming to air an apology by the ruling party’s youth leader to army commanders for “denigrating” them.
AP reports that Kudzanai Chipanga says the statement he made earlier this week attacking the military did not originate with him.
He also said he was making his public apology without coercion.
He says that “by this big mistake we have learned a lot”.
Zimbabwe’s army early Wednesday announced that President Robert Mugabe and his family were under house arrest.