Nov 23, 2017

Zimbabwe grants Mugabe immunity, guarantees his safety

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Zimbabwe's military has granted ousted dictator Robert Mugabe immunity from prosecution and guaranteed the safety of his family, per the Guardian. Mugabe, 93, has said he wants to spend the rest of his life in Zimbabwe. He will be provided a pension, health care and a travel allowance.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe's former vice president, is set to take office on Friday. He has a reputation as a ruthless strongman. The coup was precipitated after Mugabe fired Mnangagwa, 75, and seemed to be attempting to establish his 52-year-old wife, Grace, as his successor.

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