The rise and fall of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe has known only one leader since its independence in 1980, but Robert Mugabe is no longer in charge of the ruling ZANU-PF party.

by

    Zimbabwe has known only one leader since its independence in 1980, but Robert Mugabe is no longer in charge of the ruling ZANU-PF party. The writing had been on the wall for days as his long-term allies steadily withdrew their support.

    Mugabe is still technically President of Zimbabwe - though it appears efforts are under way to remove him from power completely.

    His wife Grace, who had harboured ambitions of succeeding him, was also expelled from the party.

    Mugabe's former vice president is taking over as party leader. Emmerson Mnangagwa was sacked by Mugabe about two weeks ago.

    Al Jazeera's Sonia Gallego reports on the rise and fall of Robert Mugabe.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.