The President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa dismissed his state security minister, Owen Ncube on Monday, for “inappropriate” behaviour.
According to the statement released by Mnangagwa’s office it was revealed that the president “removed (Ncube) with immediate effect for conduct inappropriate for a minister of government”.
No further details were given.
Appointed minister in 2018, Ncube was widely seen as a close ally of the president.
Last year Britain slapped sanctions on him and three other Zimbabwean officials following the deaths of more than a dozen people protesting against Mnangagwa’s regime.