Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Robert Mugabe Impeachment Proceedings Begin In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s parliament has begun impeachment proceedings against Robert Mugabe as the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party attempts to strip its former leader of the presidency, and bring his domination of the country he has ruled for almost four decades ago to an end.

The move comes as Mugabe’s most likely successor, the ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, broke more than a week of silence to call for the 93 year-old leader to “accept the will of the people” and step aside.
Mugabe Impeachment Proceedings Begin In Zimbabwe
Parliament Speaker Jacob Mudenda said he received a motion to impeach Mugabe on Tuesday afternoon as thousands of people demonstrated outside parliament urging his resignation. Lawmakers relocated from the parliament building to Harare’s Rainbow Towers hotel to allow members of the lower house and senate to sit together for the debate, potentially speeding up the process.

Mugabe has so far refused to resign as the political crisis triggered by a military takeover six days ago continues. In a further blow to his efforts to cling on to power and project an image of normality, just a handful of ministers turned up for a cabinet meeting that he called for Tuesday morning, as the rest prepared for the impeachment proceedings to begin.

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