Tag: Emmerson Mnangagwa
Mnangagwa’s sacking prompted the military takeover that forced Mugabe out.
There were tense protests outside parliament as hundreds of demonstrators -- from rival political parties -- shouted for Mugabe to go.
Mnangagwa, seen as the preferred candidate of the military chiefs who took power last week, said he would only return to Zimbabwe when he his safety was guaranteed and he would not face arrest.
Demonstrators, who began arriving around midnight, roared, whistled and danced, brandishing placards proclaiming: "Not coup but cool" and "Mugabe must go!"
Nicknamed "Ngwena" (The Crocodile) because of his fearsome power and ruthlessness, the 75-year-old has a reputation for taking no prisoners -- but appeared to have been outfoxed by Grace Mugabe.
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