Monday, November 6, 2017

URGENT: Zimbabwe's Mugabe fires VP seen as succession candidate: minister


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday, the government said, as the battle between Mnangagwa and Mugabe's wife Grace to succeed the veteran leader intensified.

"(President) Mugabe has exercised his powers to relieve honourable vice president E.D. Mnangagwa of his position as vice president," Information Minister Simon Khaya-Moyo told a press briefing in Harare.