According to a CNN report, Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe today has fired his deputy Joice Mujuru, a few hours after she dismissed allegations that she’d plotted to assassinate the 90-year-old Zimbabwean leader as “ridiculous.”
Mugabe also fired eight Cabinet ministers, Zimbabwe’s Chief Secretary to the Cabinet Misheck Sibanda said in a statement.
Sibanda said Mugabe had dismissed his vice president “because her conduct had become inconsistent with her official duties.”
The firing of Mujuru — long expected to replace Mugabe — came after she issued a statement dismissing claims by Mugabe that she plotted with the opposition and the West to kill him as not having “one iota of evidence.”
Of the eight sacked ministers, including a junior minister, Sibanda said: “It had become apparent that their conduct and performance were below the expected conduct.”
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