Mugabe defiant as deadline for resignation passes, resignation letter ready says CNN

Mugabe defiant as deadline for resignation passes, resignation letter ready says CNN

HARARE, November 20 (The Source) – President Robert Mugabe has agreed to terms of his resignation and a letter has been drafted, CNN reported this morning citing an official source as the deadline imposed by his ZANU-PF party passed with no resignation.

The ruling ZANU-PF party gave Mugabe up to Monday midday to resign as head of state or face impeachment in Parliament after removing him as the party’s leader, replacing him with Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he fired earlier this month.



ZANU-PF chief whip Lovemore Matuke is expected to raise the motion for impeachment when Parliament sits on Tuesday.

On Monday, war veterans leader Christopher Mutsvangwa told a press conference that Mugabe must resign as head of state; or face more protests on Wednesday.

Moves to remove Mugabe through Parliament were ongoing, he said.

“We are lobbying them (members of parliament) to come and discharge their constitutional duty tomorrow in the parliament,” said Mutsvangwa.

The party also removed Mugabe’s wife Grace and Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko from their party positions and recommended that they be expelled at the congress next month.