Soldiers in Madagascar capital Antananarivo have refused to take any more orders from the government.
in Madagascar on Saturday shut down the radio station of opposition leader
Andry Rajoelina as part of a crackdown on anti-government protests.
Rajoelina, said yesterday he had gone into hiding
following reports that authorities were trying to arrest him. He said he was in a safe location.
Security forces last week tried to arrest him after he walked out on direct talks with Ravalomanana.On Friday, activists in the capital, Antananarivo, put up barricades around
Rajoelina's home to prevent his arrest.
Rajoelina has called on President Marc Ravalomanana to step down, calling him
This morning former
presidential candidate Monja Roindefo told VOA’s Akwei Thompson a section of
the army has refused to take orders from their superiors.
“This morning one army unit who are in
charge of army materials
and weapons got up and said to the Chief of Staff ofthe army that they are
fed with the orders to shoot the peopleand kill the population,”
the man Rajoelina appointed as his prime minister.
Roindefo said, giving the
present climate, he was not optimistic about a peaceful deal being reached
being reached by the two sides.