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In a statement, Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo, said that the veteran leader relieved his deputy after “it had become evident that his conduct in the discharge of his duties had become inconsistent with his official responsibilitie”.
“The vice president has consistently and persistently exhibited the traits of disloyalty, disrespect, deceitfulness and unreliability.”
“Trouble causers in the party must go before the next congress. He (Mnangagwa) must be dropped before we meet at congress in order for us to have unity in the party,” Grace was quoted as saying.
It was not immediately clearer who was going to take Mnangagwa’s post, but social media users claimed that Mugabe’s wife Grace was likely going to get the job.
Some social media users were sympathetic to the ex-vice president, while some were overjoyed as they accused him of taking part in the country’s deadly Gukurahundi massacre.