Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo speaks at a rally of the ruling ZANU PF party in Harare, Zimbabwe November 8, 2017.
Zimbabwe’s military detained Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo on Wednesday (November 15) , Reuters reported.
Before detaining Chombo, Zimbabwe’s military has seized power in an attempt to root out “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe who it said were causing social and economic suffering, a government source told Reuters.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (L, front) and his wife Grace Mugabe attend a ZANU-PF rally in Chinhoyi, Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe, July 29, 2017.
Chombo was a leading member of the so-called "G40" faction of the ruling ZANU-PF party, led by Mugabe's wife Grace, that had been vying to succeed the 93-year-old president, Reuters reported.
According Sky news latest report, Grace is believed to have left the country for Namibia now.