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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa adds to calls for Mugabe to go
November 21, 2017 / 7:06 AM / a month ago

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa adds to calls for Mugabe to go

HARARE (Reuters) - Ousted Zimbabwean vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa added his voice on Tuesday to those demanding 93-year-old President Mugabe resign, saying he needed to heed the “clarion call” of his people and step down.

FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe looks on as his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa reads a card during Mugabe's 93rd birthday celebrations in Harare, Zimbabwe, February 21, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

Mnangagwa, who said he fled Zimbabwe because of a threat to his life after being purged from the ruling party, said he had been in contact with Mugabe and invited to return but would not do so until his personal security could be guaranteed.

“I told the President that I would not return home now until I am satisfied of my personal security, because of the manner and treatment given to me upon being fired,” he said in a statement.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Writing by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by Ed Cropley

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