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Zimbabwe's Mugabe agrees to terms of resignation

Pedestrians walk past a newsstand in Harare on Monday. Zimbabwe's longtime president Robert Mugabe ignored a midday deadline set by the ruling party to step down or face impeachment proceedings. Meanwhile Zimbabweans stunned by his failure to resi Zimbabwe's ruling party meeting to expel Robert Mugabe
Lillian Steele | 21 November, 2017, 01:04

Mr Mugabe did acknowledge "a whole range of concerns" about the chaotic state of the government and the economy, which has collapsed since he took power after independence from white minority rule in 1980.

One young law student said: "I am the most disappointed 19-year-old as I was expecting Mugabe to resign. His wife Grace has been the one spearheading most of that", said Mr Gutto.

Zanu-PF sources from Harare had told The Namibian yesterday that Mugabe had indicated tat he would resign.

Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao was quoted by global media as saying his uncle and his wife were prepared to die for what they regard as correct.

If that were to happen, other sections of the constitution mandate that the person who was last acting president shall take office for a period of 90 days while the ruling party selects a replacement from its own ranks to see out the term of office.

Lawmakers with Zimbabwe's ruling party are gathering to meet on the fate of longtime President Robert Mugabe, who has resisted efforts to step down.

The embattled leader surprised Zimbabweans on Sunday, declaring on TV that he planned to remain as President.

Sources close to the negotiations said the army had agreed not to prosecute Mugabe for any crimes committed during his tenure.

Mugabe addressed the nation on Sunday hours after the ruling party, ZANU-PF, fired him as the leader.

On Sunday, Mugabe was sacked as Zanu-PF party leader and replaced by one-time comrade turned arch-rival Mnangagwa.

We in the MDC are deeply alarmed that the action spearheaded by the military, which they said was part of normalising the situation in the country, is in conflict with the party's position, which is causing further anarchy in a party that must prioritise the people and their challenges.

This follows hot on the heels of the vote of no confidence in Mugabe passed by Zanu-PF's 10 provincial co-ordinating committees (PCC) on Friday.

ZANU-PF's chief whip, Lovemore Matuke, confirmed impeachment would go ahead, the Associated Press reported.

Mr Mugabe's reputation has been deeply tarnished by his authoritarian instincts, rights abuses and economic record during his 37-year rule.

Tawanda Majoni, the National Co-ordinator for the Information for Development Trust believes this was a calculated step towards the removal of Mugabe by the military command element that must be understood in the correct context: to give the removal of Mugabe an element of constitutionality.

On Monday, Chris Mutsvangwa, head of the influential war veterans' association, said demonstrations would continue - and that the group would also go to court to seek to legalize the military's actions against Mugabe last week.

Generals and army commanders sat beside Mugabe during the speech and noted he switched speeches before beginning his remarks.

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