President Mugabe fires VP Munangagwa

JOHANNESBURG – President Robert Mugabe has fired Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice president, 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.

Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo made the announcement.

He says Mnangagwa exhibited traits of disloyalty, disrespect and deceitfulness.

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