Zimbabwe’s Mugabe sacks vice president Mnangagwa

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The removal of Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa (right) boosts Grace Mugabe’s (left) hopes of succeeding her husband

HARARE, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has fired Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice president, Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo 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. (Reporting by Macdonald Dzirutwe; Writing by Joe Brock)

Culled from Reuters

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