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Ethiopia recalls its ambassador from China
JULY 17,2018
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Mr Mnangagwa did not accuse Mrs Mugabe of being involved in the attempt on his
life.

He told the BBC he expects arrests to be made shortly.

"I don't know whether it was one individual - I would think it is broader than one person. I would
think this is a political action by some aggrieved persons," he said.

'Soft as wool'

Mr Mnangagwa described Mrs Mugabe as someone who had frequently insulted him in the past.

"On what basis would I trust someone who was used by a cabal to say things that had no basis?"
he asked.

Nicknamed "the crocodile", Mr Mnangagwa has a reputation for being ruthless, but he told our
correspondent: "I am as soft as wool. I am a very soft person in life, my brother. I'm a family
person. I am a Christian."

Despite the apparent attempt on his life, Mr Mnangagwa said there would be no countrywide
security clampdown and elections scheduled for 30 July would go ahead in a free and fair
manner.

Zimbabwe was stable and that foreign investors should not worry, he said.

Representatives of Zanu-PF, the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and
other parties signed a peace pledge on Tuesday, promising to avoid violence and hate speech
during campaigning.

The MDC's Nelson Chamisa is expected to be Mr Mnangagwa's main challenger in the election.
He has also condemned the attack in Bulawayo.
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Addis Ababa, July 17, 2018 (FBC) –Berhane Gebrekirstos, Ethiopian ambassador to China has
been recalled, according to sources at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ambassador Berhane was recalled as he had served as ambassador for a long period of time,
the sources said.

His replacement will be announced soon, the sources added.