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Zimbabwe crisis: Impeachment proceedings against Mugabe to commence

What has happened so far?
Context
  • On November 15, Mugabe was placed under house arrest during a military takeover.
  • The crisis began after he sacked Vice-President, Emmerson Mnangagwa two weeks ago, apparently for his wife, Grace, to succeed him as president.
  • Since the military takeover, Mugabe's grip on power has weakened considerably.
  • On November 18, thousands of people protested in Harare, calling for Mugabe's resignation.

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  • On November 20, President Robert Mugabe, 93, vowed to remain in power for the coming weeks, despite growing calls for his resignation following a military takeover.
  • In a TV address, Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling Zanu-PF party congress in December.
  • The party earlier sacked him as its secretary and gave him less than 24-hours to resign as president or be impeached.

  • Zimbabwe crisis: Impeachment proceedings against Mugabe to commence
    21 Nov 2017
  • Former Zimbabwean Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking led to last week's army takeover, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately.
  • This comes even as the ruling Zanu-PF party is expected to commence impeachment proceedings against Mugabe in parliament.
  • Mugabe has been accused of allowing his wife, Grace Mugabe, to "usurp constitutional power"
  • So far, a defiant Mugabe has resisted growing calls to resign.

  • Mnangagwa hints that Mugabe tried to have him killed
    Accusation
  • Mnangagwa said he fled to South Africa two weeks ago after learning of a plot to kill him and said he wouldn't return unless his security was assured.
  • His statement is more or less an allegation against Mugabe of trying to have him killed and indicates Zimbabwe's dangerous power struggles.
  • Meanwhile, Zimbabwe's army generals have said Mnangagwa will return home under a power transition.

  • MP: Mugabe's wife "has no right to run government"
    Details
  • Impeachment proceedings against Mugabe will begin after he failed to resign within a deadline set by the ruling Zanu-PF party.
  • "He is a stubborn man, he can hear the voices of the people, but is refusing to listen," said MP Paul Mangwana about Mugabe.
  • He said he "he has allowed his wife to usurp constitutional power when she has no right to run government."



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