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11 Mugabe allies fired from parliament

11 Mugabe allies fired from parliament

The on-going purge in government by Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has witnessed the sacking of no less than 11 allies by the ruling ZANU-PF party who publicly supported Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace from parliament.

Mnangagwa has spoken against retribution since the after 93-year-old leader was forced to resign following a defacto military coup but local media reports say a ZANU-PF restructuring process around the country was targeting those who publicly backed Mugabe and Grace, whose tilt at power resulted in the military intervention.

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The decision comes three days after parliament stated that it had summoned Mugabe to answer for missing $15 billion.

Norton MP Temba Mliswa, the Mines and Energy Portfolio Committee revealed during a sitting that Mugabe is set to appear before Parliament to expand on the allegations he made in 2016 that $15 billion worth of diamond revenue went missing.

Mliswa said Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu, a former Mines minister, and his successor, Walter Chidakwa, would also be summoned for grilling over the disappearance of the diamond revenue during their tenure.

 

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