19 Nov 2017

Mugabe sacked as leader of ruling party

International Editor

Robert Mugabe has been sacked as leader of Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party but technically he remains president. For now at least. Mr Mugabe has been meeting military leaders to discuss his future and with even his former backers from the war veterans demanding he ends his 37-year rule, the termination of his presidency now seems a formality. Our international editor Lindsey Hilsum is in the capital Harare.