Zanu-PF expels Former Mugabe VP Mnangagwa – reports
Harare, Nov. 9, 2017 (AltAfrika)-Reports coming from Zimbabwe say the exile former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has been fired from the ruling Zanu-PF party.
Zanu-PF party spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo told a local tabloid, NewsDay that the decision was endorsed during a politburo meeting held on Wednesday.
This came two days after Mnangagwa was fired by President Robert Mugabe, 93, from government for various allegations that included undermining the nonagenarian.
Another report by the state-owned Herald newspaper claimed Mnangagwa’s expulsion from the revolutionary party followed “recommendations that were made by all the party’s 10 provincial co-ordinating committees”.
Mnangagwa was the more prominent of the country’s two vice presidents and had been part of Mugabe’s cabinet since independence. He was said to have enjoyed the support of military generals and war veterans. His critics viewed him as ruthless because he was in charge of state security when Mugabe unleashed a North Korean-trained brigade to crush dissent in western Zimbabwe in the 1980s (AFP)