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.
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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