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Zimbabwe's sacked VP Mnangagwa flees over 'Mugabe threat'

Zimbabwe's ex-vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa says he has crossed the border to South Africa, two days after being fired by President Robert Mugabe for being "disloyal".

Zimbabwe's ex-vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa says he has crossed the border to South Africa, two days after being fired by President Robert Mugabe for being "disloyal".

Mnangagwa said in a statement that he left because he and his family were threatened by Mugabe, but claimed that he will return to Zimbabwe soon.

Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.

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