FILE PHOTO: Protesters calling for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to step down take to the streets in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 18, 2017. Picture taken November 18, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo
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Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe cried and lamented "betrayal by his lieutenants" when he agreed to step down last week under pressure from the military and his party after 37 years in power, the Standard newspaper said in its Sunday edition.President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a former Mugabe loyalist, was sworn in on Friday and attention is focused on whether he will name a broad-based government or select figures from Mugabe's era.Neither Father Mukonori nor Mugabe's close aides were immediately available for comment.Mugabe's fall after 37 years in power was spurred by a battle to succeed him that pitted Mnangagwa, who had stood by him for 52 years, and Mugabe's wife Grace, who is 52 .
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