Robert Mugabe sacked from ruling party Zanu-PF

Robert Mugabe
President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe [Photo: BBC]

The ruling party in Zimbabwe, Zanu-PF, has sacked the country’s long-time leader, Robert Mugabe.

After a meeting of party leaders held on Sunday, officials said ex-Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was fired by Mr. Mugabe two weeks ago, has been appointed leader of the party, the BBC reports.

It was the sacking of Mr. Mnangagwa that triggered last week’s takeover of power by the military, thus stopping Mr. Mugabe, 93, from installing his wife, Grace, as leader of Zanu-PF and then president.

Grace was also expelled from the Zanu-PF at Sunday’s meeting.

The Southern Africa Development COmmission, led by officials from South Africa, have been mediating between Mr. Mugabe and the military.

The meetings continue on Sunday and are expected to ensure a peaceful exit of Mr. Mugabe from Zimbabwe.


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  • funkybros

    Long overdue. Congratulations to the people of Zimbabwe.

  • Suleiman Alatise

    End of an era, women I hail o.

    • aisha ani

      We thank you, more power to us! jk

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  • wode

    As old and strong-headed as Mugabe is, here is where the power of woman has lead him to.

  • emmanuel

    Good development. Grace should be investigated and put on trial.
    Mugabe provided good leadership at the onset, but got bewitched by the love of a strange and over ambitious woman in the house and that beclouded his vision.
    Grace derailed the destiny of her people over ten years ago as she began her take over game. Thereafter, it was a Mugabe hailed by Africans to have tackled the whites who buckled under bottom power (a cliche of the last generation), that executed her schemes to cut down all potential replacements groomed by Mugabe in the past.
    What a big lesson.
    In Nigeria, we have seen women get Oil blocks, become House Speakers, get appointments and huge cash payout for warming the beds of people in power.
    The fall of Mugabe is a lesson for all.

  • newday

    The military has no place in this saga. That’s why the army is denying that it’s a coup.. Parliament & Zanu-Pf can deal with it. There’s no reason why Mugabe should not complete his term next year with elections already scheduled.. If we’ve waited 37 yrs, we can wait a few more months. We don’t want coup thirsty African military to start toppling govts again. Already, Baratai, PMB, power hungry, chief of staff, has tried to dictate policy.