Zimbabwe’s Vice-President has been sacked from his post by the President of the country, for being disloyal.
The Minister for information Simon Khaya Moyo says 75-year old Mnangagwa had displayed “traits of unfaithfulness” making it more likely that President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace will follow in her husband’s footsteps as leader of Zimbabwe. She had earlier called on her husband to remove his vice-president.
“Mr. Mnangagwa’s conduct in the discharge of his duties is inconsistent with the responsibilities,” the information minister said.
Mr. Mnangagwa, a former intelligence chief, had been an important candidate that will succeed President Mugabe. His sacking means that President Mugabe’s wife Grace Mugabe is expected to be appointed as the vice-president at a special congress of the ruling Zanu-PF party next month.