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2017-11-19

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader. Zanu-PF has appointed ex-vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had been fired by Mugabe two weeks ago.

The sacking of Mnangagwa had prompted an extraordinary chain of events as the military intervened to block Mugabe, 93, from installing his wife Grace in his place. Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans attended street protests yesterday to demonstrate against the Mugabes.

Meanwhile, there is widespread jubilation in the capital Harare, as people take to the streets following the announcement.