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Mugabe fired as ruling party leader - ZANU-PF sources
November 19, 2017 / 11:53 AM / 25 days ago

Mugabe fired as ruling party leader - ZANU-PF sources

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was fired as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday and replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he sacked this month, sources at a special ZANU-PF meeting to decide Mugabe’s fate told Reuters.

Zimbabwean War Veterans leader Chris Mutsvangwa (C) greets other delegates attending an extraordinary meeting of the ruling ZANU-PF party's central committee in Harare, Zimbabwe November 19, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

“He has been expelled,” one of delegates told Reuters. “Mnangagwa is our new leader.” Three other delegates confirmed Mugabe’s dismissal.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock; Writing by Ed Cropley; Editing by Ed Stoddard

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