Mnangwagwa appointed as Zimbabwe’s interim president

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The ZANU PF’s special Central committee has appointed Emmerson Mnangagwa as interim president of the ruling party.

The 93-year old Robert Mugabe has been recalled as party president, but has not been dismissed from the party.

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Defence, Sydney Sekeremayi arrived at ruling party ZANU-Pf’s central committee meeting  in Harare where a motion was tabled a short while ago to expel President Mugabe from the party. A new chairperson, Obert Mpofu, was elected to lead the meeting in the absence of the official leadership.

The party’s top brass including Mugabe has been described as incapacitated and incapable to lead. The arrival of the Minister of Defence is significant as the 93-year-old is reported to be in a meeting with the defence force generals discussing the mounting calls for him to resign. Addressing the meeting, Mpofu said it was sad that their party was at the crossroads.