Mugabe awaiting impeachment

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on charges that include allowing his wife “to usurp constitutional power”.

The motion is now due to be presented to parliament on Tuesday, November 21.

Paul Mangwana, a party member, said the process could take as little as two days to complete, and President Mugabe could be removed without further delay.

A deadline set by Zanu-PF for his resignation passed on Monday.

Separately, military leaders said they had planned a “roadmap” for Robert Mugabe’s future, and that the ousted former vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, would return to the country soon.

Grace Mugabe and Emmerson Mnangagwa had both been seen as potential successors to the ageing president. But last week, President Mugabe fired his deputy –  interpreted as an endorsement of his wife – prompting a military intervention.

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