After Robert Mugabe sacked Mnangagwa, he said he would return to lead Zimbabwe. Here’s how that happened

Mugabe sacks Mnangagwa as his vice-president, a move seen as positioning Mugabe’s wife, Grace, to become his successor. Mnangagwa flees the country but promises: “I will return to Zimbabwe to lead you.” The military takes control the following week, with tanks taking up positions around the capital. Mugabe is put under house arrest. Four days later the ruling Zanu-PF party sacks Mugabe as leader and expels his wife from the party.

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