Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace. File picture: Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP

The Zanu-PF Central Committee just fired Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as the party leader.

The central committee fired Mugabe, his wife Grace, Education Minister Jonathan Moyo and Local Government minister Saviour Kasukuwere.

That announcement was followed by loud cheers and ululation from members of Zanu-PF who deliberated on the decision.

The party has in the meantime appointed former vice president Emmerson Mnangwagwa as the interim party leader.

* This is a developing story

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