Monday, 20 November 2017

Zimbabwe In Deep Confusion As Robert Mugabe Ignores Latest Deadline To Leave

Robert Mugabe faces being stripped of his office by parliament if he does not resign as president within days, as the political crisis triggered by a military takeover in Zimbabwe moves into a second week.

The 93-year-old had been given a deadline of noon local time on Monday to resign as head of state or face impeachment when parliament reconvenes on Tuesday.

Mugabe ignored the deadline and instead called a cabinet meeting for 9am on Tuesday. A notice from his chief secretary said all ministers should attend.
Zimbabwe In Deep Confusion As Robert Mugabe Ignores Latest Deadline To Leave
Adding to the confusion, Constantin Chiwenga, the army chief who took power last week, held a press conference at which he described further consultations with “his excellency President Robert Mugabe” held in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

Chiwenga said Emmerson Mnangagwa, the former vice-president whose firing two weeks ago triggered the military takeover, would return to Zimbabwe shortly and was in touch with the president.

Source - Zimbabwe In Deep Confusion As Robert Mugabe Ignores Latest Deadline To Leave.




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