President Emmerson Mnangagwa is reported to have fired senior Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) officers linked to his predecessor former President Robert Mugabe. The senior officers who were fired are alleged to be close allies of Mugabe and former CIO Director General Happyton Bonyongwe and are suspected of having leaked information to the former president. The Business Times reports that some of the fired members include,
- Director Counter Intelligence Musafare Nyamudahondo
- Director Technical Affairs Charles Hwekwete
- Director Economics Jimias Madzingira
A source who spoke to Business Times said,
There was need to align the organisation and ensure trusted lieutenants are put in place while those still linked to Mugabe are pushed out and that has since taken place.
Mnangagwa also fired 17 senior operatives in the first major shakeup at the organisation after Mugabe had a meeting with his former deputy Joice Mujuru. The 17 included then director of security Albert Ngulube, then director for External Affairs, Andrew Muzonzini, and Mugabe’s aide de camp Wonder Nyakurima after were accused of facilitating the meeting.
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