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Zimbabwe: Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

Sun Online Desk     19th November, 2017 08:56:01 printer

Zimbabwe: Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is to meet the army chief amid intense pressure for him to step down.

 

Mediation will be led by a Catholic priest, state TV said. Mr Mugabe has largely been confined to his house since the army took over on Wednesday.

 

The governing Zanu-PF party is also meeting to discuss whether to dismiss their founder and long-term leader.

 

The army intervened after Mr Mugabe, 93, fired his deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa.

 

Mr Mnangagwa's dismissal made Mr Mugabe's wife Grace front runner to become next president.

He is likely to be reinstated as vice-president when Zanu-PF convene.

 

Mr Mugabe has led Zimbabwe since independence from Britain in 1980.

 

Nine of 10 Zanu-PF party chapters say Mr Mugabe should step down and their decision is likely to be endorsed at Sunday's meeting of the party's top body, the central committee.

 

The BBC's Andrew Harding in Harare says this is a watershed moment and there can be no return to power for Mr Mugabe.

 

Our correspondent says the situation appears to be getting out of Zanu-PF's control and there could be a broad push to introduce a transitional government that includes the opposition.

 

Source: BBC


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