Sacked Zimbabwe VP Emmerson Mnangagwa in exile

What you need to know:

  • Emmerson Mnangagwa was removed by Zimbabwe's leader Robert Mugabe as vice president on Monday after a bitter tussle with the first lady over succession.
  • Mnangagwa, 75, had been one of the president's closest allies since Mugabe took power in 1980 after leading the fight against British rule.
  • Mnangagwa said he had viewed his relationship with Mugabe as like between a father and son, and that he had even acted as Mugabe's personal bodyguard.



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