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Mnangagwa becomes shortest-serving vice president in history of Zimbabwe

by Staff Reporter
08 Nov 2017 at 10:26hrs | Views
Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has become the shortest-serving vice president in Zimbabwe's history.

Mnangagwa was appointed to his former position in December 2014.

He would have celebrated his third anniversary as president Mugabe's 1st deputy next month.

Joice Mujuru, whom he succeeded as vice president in 2014, served for more than 10 years before she was dismissed from both the ruling party and the government.

Before Mujuru, the other vice presidents in independent Zimbabwe served in the position until their deaths.

This applied to Joshua Nkomo, Simon Muzenda, Joseph Msika and John Nkomo.

Mnangagwa had been Mugabe's aide for more than five decades and many people were beginning to see him as as his successor.

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