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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's party to launch impeachment process on Tuesday

Zimbabwe's crisis erupted on November 13 after a factional squabble over the presidential succession erupted into the open prompting the army to seize power.

Published: 20th November 2017 08:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th November 2017 08:45 PM   |  A+A-

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (Photo | AP)

By AFP

HARARE: Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will launch the parliamentary process on Tuesday for impeaching President Robert Mugabe, a government lawmaker told AFP. 

The decision on Monday came after Mugabe missed a deadline to resign given to him by his party over the weekend. 

Once a simple majority of parliamentarians vote for impeachment, an investigative committee is formed by lawmakers, who report back to both houses of parliament. Each house must then vote by a two-thirds majority for him to be stripped of office.

"We are expecting the motion to be over (Tuesday)," said ZANU-PF lawmaker Paul Mangwana, referring to the initial procedure to commence impeachment proceedings.

He added that ZANU-PF had approached the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party to seek their cooperation to pass the necessary parliamentary votes.

In a televised address late Sunday, the 93-year-old veteran leader defied expectations he would quit, pitching the country into a second week of political crisis.

The speech provoked anger and disbelief among many Zimbabweans, fuelling concerns that Mugabe could face a violent backlash.

Zimbabwe's crisis erupted on November 13 after a factional squabble over the presidential succession erupted into the open prompting the army to seize power.
 



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