Sunday 18 March 2018

Zimbabwe military chief Chiwenga in Zanu-PF purge warning

Zimbabwe military chief Chiwenga in Zanu-PF purge warning
(BBC News Africa 11/14/17)
Zimbabwe's army chief.

Zimbabwe's army chief has warned those responsible for "purging" the country's ruling Zanu-PF party to stop, or the military will step in.
The rare intervention comes just a week after President Robert Mugabe sacked his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa.
General Constantino Chiwenga, who appeared at a news conference with another 90 senior army officers, did not refer to anyone by name.
Mr Mnangagwa, once seen as a successor to Mr Mugabe, has fled into exile.
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Mr Mugabe's wife Grace, who is now the favourite to succeed her husband, referred to Mr Mnangagwa as a snake which "must be hit on the head".
Mr Mnangagwa, nicknamed the "crocodile" because of his perceived shrewdness, has rebuked Mr Mugabe, saying Zanu-PF is "not personal property for you and your wife to do as you please".

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