Mugabes consolidate grip on Zimbabwe
Police in Zimbabwe may bring treason, fraud, and murder charges against a sacked vice-president who has vowed to challenge the grip of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe’s family on power.
Emmerson Mnangagwa was Mugabe’s right-hand man for 40 years — until he lost a bitter power struggle with Mugabe’s wife Grace. He fled Zimbabwe last week after the 93-year-old dictator fired him for “unreliability” and for allegedly plotting a coup — more than 30 years ago.
Mnangagwa is now in South Africa, where he is attempting to muster support to challenge Mugabe at presidential elections next year.