Mnangagwa replaces Mugabe as ZANU-PF party chief: party delegate

  • Published : Nov 19, 2017 - 21:29
  • Updated : Nov 19, 2017 - 21:29

HARARE (AFP) -- Robert Mugabe has been removed as president of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party and replaced by his former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, a party delegate told AFP on Sunday outside a meeting in Harare.

"A resolution has been adopted to recall the president and elevate Mnangagwa as the party president," said the delegate, who declined to be named.

This file photo taken on January 7, 2017 shows Zimbabwe's then acting President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaking during a funeral ceremony in Harare. Mnangagwa has replaced Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as the ZANU-PF party chief, according to a party delegate on Nov. 19, 2017. (AFP-Yonhap)