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Crackdown on protesters: Zimbabwe president fires security minister

The sacked minister was sanctioned in 2019 over crackdown on protesters

The sacked minister was sanctioned in 2019 over crackdown on protesters

Emmerson Mnangagwa, Zimbabwe’s President has sacked Owen Ncube the state security minister.

In a press statement, the president’s office stated that Mr Ncube had been fired

“with immediate effect for conduct inappropriate for a minister of government”.

No additionally details were given.

The fired minister was placed under US penalties in 2019 over the government’s clampdown on demonstrators, the dissents and the civil society.

The UK as well slapped penalties against him and three security chiefs last year over reported human rights violations.

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