Breaking: Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa fired (UPDATED)

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been fired. This was confirmed by Zanu-PF spokesperson and Minister of Information Simon Khaya Moyo during a press conference held in Harare today (Monday). Announcing the sacking of the vice president by President Robert Mugabe, Khaya Moyo said the reason is that Mnangagwa has been unfaithful in the execution of his duties.

Mugabe dismissed Mnangagwa in terms of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Number 20 Act of 2013, Section 329, 6′ Schedule, Paragraph 14, Sub-paragraph (2)Said Khaya moyo:

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It had become evident that his conduct in the discharge of his duties had become inconsistent with his official responsibilities. The Vice President has consistently and persistently exhibited traits of disloyalty, disrespect, deceitfulness and unreliability. He has also demonstrated little probity in the execution of his duties.

The decision to fire Mnangagwa comes after Bulawayo, Manicaland, Mashonaland Central, Masvingo and Mashonaland West Provinces had recommended his expulsion and the elevation of Women’s league national chairperson Grace Mugabe as his replacement. Zanu-PF Youth League had also recommended Mnangagwa’s expulsion and the elevation of Grace as his successor.

Read the Full Press Statement of Mnangagwa’s dismissal here

Emmerson MnangagwaSimon Khaya MoyoGrace Mugabe

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the president... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

Simon Khaya Moyo is a politician and spokesperson of Zanu-PF and the former Minister of Energy and Power Development. He is a former ambassador of Zimbabwe to South Africa. Read More About Simon Khaya Moyo

Grace Ntombizodwa Mugabe (nee Marufu) is a Zimbabwean politician, business person and was the wife of late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. She is also a former member of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) political party. She was the Secretary of the Zanu-PF Women's... Read More About Grace Mugabe

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