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President of Zimabawe Robert Mugabe sacked Vice-president Joice Mujuru

Dec 10, 2014 18:40 IST

President of Zimabawe Robert Mugabe sacked Vice-president Joice Mujuru on 9 December 2014. She was sacked for corruption and plotting to kill the President Mugabe.

Mugabe exercised his executive powers to dismiss Vice-President Joice Mujuru with immediate effect from 9 December 2014. He also dismissed seven other government ministers in connection with the same allegations.

The seven other ministers include Didymus Mutasa (Presidential Affairs), Webster Shamu (Information Communication Technologies, Postal and Courier Services), Francis Nhema(Youth Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment), Olivia Muchena ( Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development), Dzikamai Mavhaire (Energy and Power Development Minister), Nicholas Goche (Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare), Simbaneuta Mudarikwa( Minister of State for Mashonaland  East Province) and Munacho Mutezo (Deputy Minister Engery and Power Development).

Mujuru, 59, was accused that she had led a disloyal meeting in which she planned to try and remove the President Robert Mugabe from the post.

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Mugabe has been in power since independence of Zimbabwe in 1980. He is due to stand for election again in 2018. Grace Mugabe wife of President Mugabe entered the politics recently and she repeatedly accused Vice-President Mujuru of plotting against Mugabe.

Mugabe believed Grace Mugabe allegations and supported her allegations. Since then Mujuru has been under siege and Mujuru’s relationship with President Mugabe had broken down.

Mujuru fought alongside Mugabe in the 1970s guerrilla war against British rule and she had been thought a possible successor as president.

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