Sunday, 19 November 2017

No Resignation As Robert Mugabe Addresses Nation

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resisted calls to step down, ending a much-anticipated televised address to the nation without announcing his resignation.


Earlier on Sunday, the ruling ZANU-PF party expelled Mugabe as its leader and gave him a Monday noon deadline to step down as president, or face impeachment.

The ultimatum given to the 93-year-old leader, who has been in power for 37 years, came five days after the military seized power and placed Mugabe under house arrest.
No Resignation As Robert Mugabe Addresses Nation
In a rare sign of solidarity between the people and the army, which has often been a pillar of support for Mugabe's rule, thousands took to the streets on Saturday to express support for the military's action and call for the president's removal.

But in his national address, following a meeting with military commanders, the veteran leader acknowledged criticism but made no reference to the calls for him to resign.





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