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JOHANNESBURG – Zanu-PF on Sunday recalled Robert Mugabe as party leader and appointed Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa in his place, Reuters is reporting on Sunday.

First lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly been expelled from Zanu-PF altogether.

The news agency attributed the latest move to ruling party sources.

The military took control of the capital Harare on Tuesday and confined Mugabe to his home, just a day after army chief Constantino Chiwenga warned he would ‘step in’ if a political purge didn’t stop.

Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans took to the streets on Saturday to welcome the military intervention.