Zanu-PF supporters gather at party’s headquarters to show solidarity with Mugabe

Hundreds of supporters marched to the party’s headquarters in what they said was a show of solidarity for President Mugabe and his wife Grace.

FILE: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and wife Grace. Picture: AFP.

HARARE - Hundreds of supporters have gathered at Zimbabwe’s ruling party’s headquarters in central Harare to show solidarity with President Robert Mugabe after he sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mugabe is due to address the crowd of supporters who’ve held up banners announcing their support for First Lady Grace Mugabe to become the new vice president.

Top party officials are due to hold a politburo meeting on Wednesday.

Hundreds of supporters marched to the party’s headquarters in what they said was a show of solidarity for President Mugabe and his wife Grace.

It comes two days after Mugabe sacked his deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mnangagwa is not at the meeting, and there have been rumours swirling over his current whereabouts.

Sources at Zanu-PF’s headquarters say Grace Mugabe was welcomed with loud cheers and a standing ovation from the crowd who held up banners pledging their support for her to become the new vice president.