Sunday, November 19, 2017

Ghenghen! Zimbabwean's Ruling Party, Zanu-PF, Fires Robert Mugabe, Gives Him Deadline

Zimbabwe's ruling party has sacked Robert Mugabe as its leader, as pressure intensifies for him to step down as president.

Zanu-PF appointed ex-Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was fired by Mr Mugabe two weeks ago, in his place.

The party has given Mr Mugabe, 93, until 1000 GMT on Monday to resign as president, or face impeachment.

The military intervened last week, reportedly to block him from installing his wife as his successor.

The first lady, Grace Mugabe, has been expelled from the party altogether.

Mr Mugabe is set to meet military leaders on Sunday and a motorcade has been seen leaving his private residence.

Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans attended street protests on Saturday, demonstrating against the Mugabes.

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