Zimbabwe ruling party fires 11 Mugabe allies from parliament

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Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party has fired 11 parliamentarians, friends of former leader Robert Mugabe, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa continues a purge of officials that publicly supported Mugabe and his wife, media reports said on Friday.

Mnangagwa, who came to power in November 2017 after 93-year-old Mugabe was forced to resign following a defacto military coup, has spoken against retribution.

However, local media reports say a ZANU-PF restructuring process around the country was targeting those who publicly backed Mugabe and Grace, whose tilt at power resulted in the military intervention.

According to a transcript of parliament procedures from Thursday, the Parliament Deputy Speaker, Mabel Chinomona said that ZANU-PF had notified the house of assembly that the 11 no longer represented its interest, triggering their dismissal.

Some of the legislators were cabinet ministers…



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