November 08 2017 – ZIMBABWE’s former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was fired by President Robert Mugabe this week, is safe and will travel to South Africa “very soon”, the head of the war veterans Chris Mutsvangwa said on Wednesday.
Mnangagwa’s removal on Monday was a boost for Mugabe’s wife, Grace, who has been a vocal critic of the former vice president and is seen as a potential successor to her husband.
Mutsvangwa, a close ally of Mnangagwa, told reporters in Johannesburg that Grace was behind the purge of Mnangagwa and his allies.
There have been unverified media reports that the former VP had tried to escape to neighbouring Mozambique through Forbes border post but was stopped by immigration.
The embattled former VP whose allies are currently being purged is a frequent visitor to SA, where he sought treatment about two months ago, after suspected food poisoning. –Reuters/additional reporting ZimsInSA.com