Jun 21, 2018 Last Updated 11:08 AM, Jun 21, 2018


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The government of Malawi is neither confirming nor denying reports that fugitive former vice president of Zimbabwe Emerson Mnangagwa has sought refuge in the country.

Mnangagwa was fired from his position last week by President Mugabe in what is being described as political power struggle within the ruling Zanu-PF.

Mnangagwa, 75, was accused of being disloyal to Mugabe and his administration.

His removal made it more likely that President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace will follow in her husband's footsteps as leader of Zimbabwe.

She had earlier called on her husband to remove his vice-president who is a former intelligence chief, had been a leading candidate to succeed President Mugabe, 93.

According to reports, Grace Mugabe is expected to be appointed vice-president at a special congress of the ruling Zanu-PF party next month.

Mnangagwa was later ultimately fired from the ruling party, Zanu-PF on Wednesday last week and he then fled the country.

Reports say he has sought refuge in Malawi.

Speaking to Capital FM, however, Foreign Affairs Minister Emmanuel Fabiano demanded for more time before he could comment on the issue.

President Mutharika has forged a new pact of cooperation with Malawi’s neighbouring countries, Mozambique and Zambia.

India’s economic investment in Malawi and the whole of the continent has taken a new stride as the Asian nation has pledged USD600 million towards development projects in Africa.

President Mutharika says he has learnt with regret and sadness of the on-going anti-immigrant attacks targeted against foreign nationals including Malawians living in the Republic of South Africa.

President Mutharika says there is need to review some of the country’s laws regarding women empowerment if Malawi is to have more women in decision making.

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