Zimbabwe’s governing Zanu-PF party on Sunday fired President Robert Mugabe, his wife Grace, and two cabinet ministers Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere.
The party’s central committee sacked Mugabe, 93, and his wife Grace, 52, as head of the women’s league. This follows hot on the heels of the vote of no confidence in Mugabe passed by Zanu-PF’s 10 provincial co-ordinating committees (PCC) on Friday. They called on him to step down as president of Zimbabwe and president and first secretary of the party, saying he has lost control of the party and government business due to “incapacitation stemming from his advanced age”.
The party also accused Mugabe of allowing the formation of cabals run by his wife, Higher Education Minister Moyo, and Local Government Minister Kasukuwere. Kasukuwere and Moyo have been in hiding at Mugabe’s private Borrowdale mansion in Harare since the military took control of the country last week.
– African News Agency (ANA)