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Zimbabwe's Mugabe sacks vice president Mnangagwa

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HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has fired Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice president, Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo said on Monday, removing one of the favourites to succeed the 93-year-old leader. Mnangagwa, a 75-year-old former intelligence chief, has been heavily-criticised by supporters of Mugabe’s wife, Grace, who has also been touted as a potential successor to her husband. Moyo said Mnangagwa had exhibited traits of disloyalty, disrespect and deceitfulness.

(Reporting by Macdonald Dzirutwe; Writing by Joe Brock)
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