Zimbabwe ruling party fires Mugabe

(AP) – A Zimbabwe ruling party official confirms that the Central Committee has fired President Robert Mugabe as party leader and replaced him with the recently dismissed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

The emergency meeting also has recalled first lady Grace Mugabe as head of the women’s league “forever.” The meeting continues.

Mugabe on Sunday is meeting with the army commander who put him under house arrest in the second round of negotiations on his departure as president after nearly four decades.

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