Harare – The expulsion of former vp Emmerson Mnangagwa from each the ruling Zanu-PF get together and authorities “was linked to President Robert Mugabe’s fast deteriorating health”, New Zimbabwe.com reported on Friday.
Mugabe, 93, fired Munangagwa, the person who for therefore lengthy appeared like he would succeed the longtime Zimbabwe president.
“It had become evident that his conduct in the discharge of his duties had become inconsistent with his official responsibilities,” Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo informed a press briefing on Monday as he introduced Mnangagwa’s dismissal.
“The vice president has consistently and persistently exhibited the traits of disloyalty, disrespect, deceitfulness and unreliability.”
This got here after Mugabe – and notably his spouse Grace – had been stepping up their verbal badaults on Mnangagwa, 75, for weeks.
Security sources, New Zimbabwe.com mentioned, claimed that Grace’s calls for for Mnangagwa’s sacking have been motivated by concern over her husband’s failing well being.
Mugabe, 93, was “now virtually unable to walk without badistance, always needing the support of his wife, Grace, and the phalanx of bodyguards he travels with”, the report mentioned.
The report quoted leaked particulars as saying that Mugabe’s docs had knowledgeable Grace that Mugabe was “unlikely to live for too long”.
Meanwhile, critics maintained that the previous vp had grow to be a “stumbling block to First Lady’s ambitions to succeed her husband”.