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Zimbabwe's president Mugabe sacks deputy Joice Mujuru

  • Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe has sacked his deputy, Joice Mujuru, after he accused her of plotting to kill him and corruption.

    Besides sacking the vice-president, Mugabe dismissed seven union ministers linked to the alleged plot, according to an official statement.

    Mujuru, who was once considered to be a successor to Mugabe, has denied the existence of any such plot, saying she was a victim of a “web of lies”.

    In recent months, Mugabe's wife Grace has carried out a campaign against her.

     

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