CHARGE SHEET: Why Mugabe Has Fired Mnangagwa

Jerome Frank
November 7, 2017

Zimbabwe's former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa may have resigned this morning, and even cleared his entire government offices of his belongings, long before the government's information Minister announced his sacking, Khuluma Afrika can reveal.

Mugabe's dramatic move came after a weekend of high drama between Mnangagwa and Grace Mugabe after which the president appeared to finally back his wife in the succession race.

Mnangagwa is a favourite to succeed the 93-year-old president. It had become evidence that his conduct of his duties had become inconsistent with his official responsibilities.

The speech came after one by Mugabe at a rally on Saturday where he criticised Mnangagwa for the first time.

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Mnangagwa was the most prominent of two vice presidents and had been part of Mugabe's cabinet since independence in 1980. "That man is a ravisher", said Grace.

"We need someone who is acceptable and with unquestionable loyalty to the party and its principal, the President Comrade RG Mugabe", Kudzai Chipanga, ZANU-PF youth league leader.

He is the world's oldest head of state and has insisted he will contest next year's leadership election despite public calls from his wife to name his successor.

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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