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Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party has dismissed longtime leader Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace from the party, installing former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa as Zimbabwe’s new president.

The ZANU-PF Central Committee said that Mugabe must step down today to avoid impeachment. Mnangagwa, the former national security minister who has served with Mugabe since independence in 1980,

has been accused of encouraging the massacre of 20,000 civilians in Matabeleland in the 1980s and overseeing Mugabe’s state apparatus of political oppression. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who was in South Africa being treated for colon cancer, flew back to Zimbabwe last week, saying his Movement for Democracy and Change was open to forming a government with Mnangagwa …

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Alex McKinnon, The Saturday Paper