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WATCH: Zimbabwean succession race takes a nasty turn

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10 Nov 2017 at 11:08hrs | Views
The Zimbabwean succession race took a nasty turn earlier this week after President Robert Mugabe fired his Vice-President, and longtime right-hand man Emmerson Mnangagwa.

As if that was not enough, the Zanu-PF Politburo expelled Mnangagwa from the party.

Mnangagwa's future has been in the spotlight since he took over from Joice Mujuru, who was also shown the door by President Mugabe.

In reaction, Mnangagwa who is said to be outside the country issued a statement saying..."I'm not going anywhere...Zanu-PF is not your personal property"-referring to President Mugabe.

In retaliation, the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association also expelled fellow veteran Mugabe with immediate effect calling him deceitful, and a postboy for the British South African Company.

These latest developments are believed to be triggered by jostling for positions for the upcoming Zanu-PF party conference. First Lady Grace Mugabe is tipped as the likely successor to the Zimbabwean leader. The country is due to hold its general elections next year.



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