As Zimbabwe citizens were matching the streets of Harare yesterday to lend their support to the military’s bid to end the long rule of President Robert Mugabe, aSimilar long rule?
More trouble for President Mugabe as Zimbabwe’s ruling party has sacked him as its leader, officials say. Zanu-PF has appointed ex-vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had been fired by Mr Mugabe two weeks ago. The sacking of Mr Mnangagwa had prompted an extraordinary chain of events as the military intervened to block Mr Mugabe, 93, from installing his wife, Grace, in his place. The first lady has been expelled from the party altogether. Mr Mugabe is set to meet military leaders on Sunday and a motorcade has been seen leaving his private residence.