Zimbabwe’s ousted vice president flees after death threats

Former Zimbabwean vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa fled the southern African nation because of ‘‘incessant threats’’ against him and his family two days after he was fired by President Robert Mugabe.

Mnangagwa, 75, said Wednesday in a statement that he never planned to harm Mugabe, who he’s been supporting for more than four decades. Mnangagwa fled to neighboring South Africa, according to a source.

Mugabe said he fired Mnangagwa because he was plotting against the government.

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