Zimbabwean general calls PM a security threat

A powerful general has called Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai a "security threat" and accused him of taking instructions from Westerners who are seeking "illegal regime change".

Brigadier General Douglas Nyikayaramba told The Herald newspaper that the military would do anything to keep President Robert Mugabe in power. The military and the ruling party were "inseparable", he said.

General Nyikayaramba has acted as unofficial spokesman for the Joint Operational Command that is often seen as the real power behind Mr Mugabe, 87.