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​Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa
BY NEWSANCHOR REPORTER
A livid President Robert Mugabe yesterday fired his long-time ally Emmerson Mnangagwa from the position of Vice President of the country for, among other reasons, disloyalty and undermining his superiors.
Minister of Information, Media and Broadcasting Services, Ambassador Simon Khaya Moyo, made the announcement at a press conference at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare that was attended by journalists from both public and private media houses.
Reads the statement,"In accordance with the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment Number 20 Act of 2013, Section 329, 6th Schedule, Paragraph 14, Sub-paragraph 2, His Excellency the President Cde R.G. Mugabe has exercised his powers to relieve Honourable Vice President E.D. Mnangagwa, of his position as Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe with immediate effect.
"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," Minister Khaya Moyo said in the statement.
Section 329, 6th Schedule, Paragraph 14, Sub-paragraph 2 of the Constitution says: "Without delay the person elected as President in any election referred to in Sub-paragraph (1) must appoint not more than two Vice-Presidents, who hold office at his or her pleasure.''
Mnangwagwa, however, remains a Zanu PF party member but various provinces have been calling for his ouster and that of his loyalists, who include Psychomotor minister and Masvingo political god-father, Josaya Hungwe, Water and Climate minister Oppah Muchinguri, who is Grace Mugabe's predecessor in the Zanu PF Women's League, party deputy Administration secretary July Moyo, ex-Labour minister Prisca Mupfumira, among a long list of Mnangagwa's perceived cronies.   
Mugabe at the weekend said his deputy could go form his own political party. TOP NEWS



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