Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Zimbabwe's Parliament Just Moved to Impeach Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe’s Parliament launched impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday, with both ruling party and opposition support, while the recently fired vice president said the world’s oldest head of state should acknowledge the nation’s “insatiable desire” for a leadership change and resign immediately.

The statement by Emmerson Mnangagwa added to immense pressure on the 93-year-old Mugabe to quit after nearly four decades in power, during which he evolved from a champion of the fight against white minority rule into a figure blamed for a collapsing economy, government dysfunction and human rights violations.
Zimbabwe's Parliament Just Moved to Impeach Robert Mugabe
The ruling ZANU-PF party began impeachment proceedings against Mugabe after its Central Committee voted to oust the president as party leader and select Mnangagwa as his replacement, a move that eventually could allow the former vice president to become head of state. Mnangagwa served for decades as Mugabe’s enforcer, with a reputation for being astute and ruthless, more feared than popular.

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