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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.

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.