Zimbabwe ruling party summoned for meeting

Jerome Frank
November 21, 2017

Mugabe would of course never apologise for wrecking his country‚ so no Zimbabwean could seriously have had that expectation.

Robert Mugabe has rubbed the noses of his opponents in his decision not to resign, by ordering weekly cabinet meetings every Tuesday at State House, his official residence.

Even Mugabe's once-loyal ZANU-PF party warns it would impeach Robert Mugabe if he does not quit.

"I expect that the impeachment proceedings will now commence", he said.

Senior party members have confirmed that an impeachment process is likely to start on Tuesday, when parliament resumes.

About two weeks ago, Moyo announced Mnangagwa's expulsion from the party and government, and yesterday he announced that of Mugabe.

"We also want our degree, which Grace stole", said student leader Steven Tsikirai.

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe National broadcaster, ZBC, has been told to be on standby by the army as there could be another announcement from either Mugabe or the military tonight.

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His removal appears to clear the way for Mugabe's wife Grace, 52, to take over as president, a move that angers the military, which has close ties to Mnangagwa.

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Zanu PF said they have invoked their constitutional right to recall Mugabe as president by Thursday, and to replace him with Mnangagwa.

"We have been summoned and all have been asked to report to party headquarters by no later than 14:30 this afternoon", he said.

"Arrogant Mugabe disregards Zanu-PF", screamed Monday's headline in local newspaper the Daily News.

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Flanked by the generals who sent in troops last week to seize the state broadcaster, Mugabe spoke of the need for national unity and farming reform, but made no mention of his fate, leaving the nation of 16 million people dumbstruck.

The group's leader, Chris Mutsvangwa, on Monday, called for more demonstrations against the President's attempt to cling on to power.

There was even speculation that he read the wrong speech in his live television address, or skipped over passages about standing down.

Noting that many people see the deteriorating economic situation in Zimbabwe and the accompanying myriad of social challenges as the cause of the current crisis, the Church leaders say those are just "symptoms of a deeper disease that has affected the nation for a long time".

He added; "There is no doubt that we meet here today with a heavy heart, we have all worked closely with the outgoing President R.G Mugabe who has given us solid leadership that leaves behind many landmark achievements".

They insisted this was not a military coup, but rather an operation to root out "criminals around (Mugabe) who are committing crimes".

Other reports by Guamnewswatch

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