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Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe fired as ruling party leader

Ruling ZANU-PF party replaced him with Emmerson Mnangagwa

Reuters  |  Harare 

Robert Mugabe
File photo of Robert Mugabe (centre), the 93-year-old president of Zimbabwe, who has ruled the country with an iron-grip for 37 years

Zimbabwe President was fired as leader of the ruling on Sunday and replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he sacked this month, sources at a special ZANU-PF meeting to decide Mugabe's fate told Reuters.

"He has been expelled," one of delegates told Reuters.

"Mnangagwa is our new leader." Three other delegates confirmed Mugabe's dismissal.

First Published: Sun, November 19 2017. 17:30 IST