HEADLINE Zimbabwe finance minister detained, Mugabe's wife leaves country

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Zimbabwe finance minister detained, Mugabe's wife leaves country

People's Daily app - Reuters

19:31, November 15, 2017

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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.

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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.


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