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Sacked Zimbabwean VP, Mnangagwa ‘Rejects’ President Mugabe Meeting

Zimbabwe’s sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has rejected meeting with President Robert Mugabe, despite army chief Gen Constantine Chiwenga saying yesterday that a meeting between the two leaders would take place as part of an agreed road map to resolve the crisis in the southern African state

In a statement, Mr Mnangagwa called on Mr Mugabe to “resign immediately to avoid public humiliation”:

“The people of Zimbabwe have spoken with one voice and it is my appeal to President Mugabe that he should take heed of this clarion call by the people of Zimbabwe to resign, so that the country can move forward and preserve his legacy.”

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The arm chief also said yesterday that Mr Mnangagwa was due to return to the country shortly.

However, the former vice-president said he would not return until his security is guaranteed.

Mr Mugabe sacked Mr Mnangagwa about two weeks, triggering the dramatic developments that led to the military takeover.

Mr Mnangagwa said the current crisis could not be resolved by the two of them but had to involve all Zimbabweans.

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