09 October: President Robert Mugabe announces reshuffled cabinet, removes Justice, Legal and Parliament portfolio from VP Emmerson Mnangagwa, fires three ministers. 04 November: Mugabe publicly attacks Mnangagwa at youth rally in Bulawayo. 05 November: First Lady Grace Mugabe holds rally where she tore into Mnangagwa, publicly saying he should be fired. 06 November: Mugabe sacks Mnangagwa as country VP for displaying “traits of disloyalty”. 07 November: Zanu-PF holds solidarity rally that endorsed Grace Mugabe as preferred candidate for VP. Mnangagwa flees Zimbabwe. 08 November: War veterans’ leader Chris Mutsvangwa announces during a press conference that they had fired Mugabe from the original ZANU-PF. 13 November: Defence force commander General Constantine Chiwenga issues explosive statement regarding Zanu politics. 14 November: Zanu-PF youth wing says military should not interfere in party politics. Military tanks head to Harare. 15 November: Military confines Mugabe in his private residence. Wife’s whereabouts unknown.
New Era Reporter
2017-11-16 09:04:18 11 months ago