Breaking: Mugabe fired as ruling party leader


Harare – President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe was fired as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday and replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he sacked this month, sources at a special ZANU-PF meeting to decide Mugabe’s fate told Reuters.


“He has been expelled,” one of delegates told Reuters.

“Mnangagwa is our new leader.” Three other delegates confirmed Mugabe’s dismissal.

Mugabe’s nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, said that the president and his wife Grace are “ready to die for what is correct” and have no intention of stepping down.

Speaking to Reuters from a secret location in South Africa, Zhuwao said Mugabe had hardly slept since the military seized power on Wednesday but his health was otherwise “good”.

An extraordinary meeting of the party’s central committee convened around 10:30 a.m. (0830 GMT) to consider removing the 93-year-old, four days…

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