ZANU-PF to impeach Robert Mugabe

ZANU-PF to impeach Robert Mugabe

As the Zimbabwean president failed to voluntarily step down by noon on Monday, his once loyal party voted in favour of removing him as state president.

Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's ruling party says impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe will go ahead on Tuesday.

Chairperson of the Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), Simon Khaya-Moyo briefed the media on Monday night.

He says the party has instructed the Chief Whip to go ahead with the impeachment process against Mugabe "as it (the party) has not received the anticpated confirmation of his resignation from the Speaker of Parliament".

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Khaya-Moyo adds 230 ZANU-PF MPs have endorsed the impeachment during a caucus meeting on Monday afternoon.

The motion is set to be tabled before the Zimbabwean Parliament on Tuesday.

Mugabe was removed as party leader on Sunday.

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The military took over last week, as the first lady Grace Mugabe emerged as the ideal candidate to succeed the 93-year-old.

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