Owen Ncube sacked for inappropriate conduct

Zimbabwe: security minister sacked for inappropriate conduct

The Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa has sacked the country’s security minister Owen Ncube, the president’s office said on Monday.

Mr Mnangagwa’s office said in a statement that the minister had been removed “with immediate effect for conduct inappropriate for a minister of government”.

Mr Ncube was placed under US sanctions in 2019 over the government’s crackdown on protesters, the opposition and the civil society.

The UK also slapped sanctions against him and three security chiefs last year over alleged human rights abuses.

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