Tag Archives: Mugabe

History will remember heroic Mugabe kindly – Mahama

It seems former President John Mahama is not enthused over the turn of events in Zimbabwe after the president of that country, Robert Mugabe resigned from the position, ending his 37-year-long leadership. Mugabe resigned on Tuesday after an impeachment process was triggered in the country’s Parliament to have him removed from office. In a Facebook post commenting on the matter, John ...

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Zimbabwe ex-Vice-President Mnangagwa urges Mugabe to quit now

Zimbabwe’s former vice-president, whose sacking led to last week’s army takeover, has urged President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately. Emmerson Mnangagwa said he fled abroad two weeks ago when he learned of a plot to kill him, and he would not return until he was sure of his security. The ruling Zanu-PF party is expected to begin impeachment proceedings in ...

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Mugabe faces impeachment by parliament

The party of Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe is to begin moves to impeach him. A Zanu-PF official said a motion to strip him of the presidency would be presented to parliament on Tuesday, and the process could take just two days. The motion accuses the 93-year-old of charges including allowing his wife Grace to “usurp constitutional power”. Military leaders, ...

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Mugabe ‘let wife Grace usurp power’

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party is set to begin impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe, on charges he “allowed his wife to usurp constitutional power.” The motion is now due to be presented to parliament on Tuesday. Senior party member Paul Mangawana said the process could take as little as two days to complete, and President Mugabe could be removed by ...

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Robert Mugabe vows to stay as president despite pressure

Zimbabwe’s embattled leader Robert Mugabe has vowed to stay in power for several weeks, despite intensifying pressure on him to stand down. In a live TV address, Mr Mugabe said he would preside over the ruling party’s congress in December. The Zanu-PF earlier sacked him as party leader, and gave him less than 24 hours to resign as president or ...

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Ruling party sacks Mugabe as leader

Zimbabwe’s ruling party has sacked President Robert Mugabe as its leader. Zanu-PF has appointed ex-vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who had been fired by Mr Mugabe two weeks ago. The sacking of Mr Mnangagwa had prompted an extraordinary chain of events as the military intervened to block Mr Mugabe, 93, from installing his wife Grace in his place. Tens of thousands of ...

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Mugabe to meet with army chief on his future

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is to meet army chiefs 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 ...

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Protesters to hold mass anti-Mugabe rally

Protesters are due to march in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare to demand the resignation of President Robert Mugabe. The rally is supported by the military which staged a takeover on Wednesday. Regional branches of the ruling Zanu-PF party as well as war veterans – who until now were loyal to the president – are also saying Mr Mugabe should quit. Mr ...

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Mugabe ‘resisting calls to resign’

Zimbabwe’s long-time President Robert Mugabe is reportedly refusing to step down immediately, despite growing calls for his resignation. The 93-year-old was put under house arrest during a military takeover on Wednesday, amid a power struggle over who would succeed him. The military said on Friday it was “engaging” with Mr Mugabe. It also said progress had been made in targeting ...

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Zimbabwe latest: Mugabe in crunch talks over his future

Zimbabwe’s long-time president Robert Mugabe is holding talks with South African negotiators over his future. Envoys from the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) are trying to reach a deal on the future of Zimbabwe and the man who has led the country for 37 years. Mr Mugabe, 93, was put under house arrest on Wednesday after the army moved to ...

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