Robert Mugabe sacks Zimbabwe Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Robert Mugabe sacks Zimbabwe Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa

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Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has fired Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice president, Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo has said on Monday, removing one of the favourites to succeed the 93-year-old leader.

Mnangagwa, a 75-year-old former intelligence chief, has been heavily-criticised by supporters of Mugabe’s wife, Grace, who has also been touted as a potential successor to her husband.

Moyo said Mnangagwa had exhibited traits of disloyalty, disrespect and deceitfulness. Update to follow

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