Mugabe says sacked VP inquired from oracle over his death’s date

Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe, has accused the recently fired vice president of his country of having secretly made enquiry on when he will die. Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe defended the sacking of his vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa barely 48 hours after the news broke.

Agency report said that the 93-year-old leader claims that in Mnangagwa’s bid to become president had spread false rumours about his retirement and gone as far as consulting traditional healers on when he (Mugabe) was going to die.

“Upon realising that I wasn’t going to retire, he started to consult traditional healers on when I was going to die,” Mugabe said, adding: “At some point, he was told that he would die first before me.”

The Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo in an official communication on Monday said. Mnangagwa had been fired because of “disrespect, disloyalty and deceitfulness.” Addressing a mammoth rally of Zanu-PF faithful in the capital Harare, Mugabe said Mnangagwa had been fired for the same reasons that his predecessor was forced out.

“What led to the expulsion of former VP Mujuru is what caused Mnangagwa to be shown the exit,” the state-owned Herald Newspaper reported.

Mnangagwa, a 75-year-old former intelligence chief, had prior to his sack been heavily-criticised by supporters of Mugabe’s wife, Grace, who has also been touted as a potential successor to her husband.

Joice Mujuru was Mugabe’s vice president for a decade until she was fired in 2014 also due to perceived differences with First Lady Grace Mugabe and with an added reason that she was scheming to take Mugabe’s place.

Meanwhile vice-president Mphoko has said it is the right of Mugabe to name his wife as Mnangagwa’s replacement. “Do not be afraid or ashamed to appoint your own wife. She is Zimbabwean and the people want her,” he said.



About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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