ZBC switches back to normal broadcasts

Zimbabwe state television has resumed normal programming after playing patriotic liberation war songs for hours.

From just after midday local time (10:00 GMT) ZBC turned to its regular schedule, which included a drama programme, cartoons and the lunchtime news.

The first scheduled programme to air was Zimbabwe Awakens, a business slot in which guests spoke on economic issues.

The lead story on the main news bulletin was about the army taking power.

On state radio, which had been relaying the TV feed – local music is now airing.

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