Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace talks to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa at a gathering of the ZANU-PF party's top decision making body, the Politburo, in the capital Harare, in this 10 February, 2016 file photo.
HARARE - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has fired Emmerson Mnangagwa as vice-president, Information Minister Simon Khaya Moyo said on Monday.
Mnangagwa is a favourite to succeed the 93-year-old president.
A 75-year-old former intelligence chief, Mnangagwa has been heavily criticised by supporters of Mugabe&39;s wife, Grace, who has also been touted as a potential successor to her husband.
Moyo said Mnangagwa had exhibited traits of disloyalty, disrespect and deceit.
In August, Mnangagwa was flown to South Africa for medical treatment for suspected food poisoning.
Mugabe denied his deputy had been poisoned.