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Resignation: Mugabe convenes cabinet meeting

Resignation: Mugabe convenes cabinet meeting

Zimbabwe’s information minister said on Tuesday he did not know whether ministers would attend a cabinet meeting called by President Robert Mugabe at his State House offices, the first since a military takeover on Nov. 15. “I do not know whether anyone will attend,” SK Moyo told Reuters hours before parliament was due to sit

Ousted Zimbabwe deputy president asks Mugabe to resign

Zimbabwe’s ousted deputy president Emmerson Mnangagwa Tuesday asked President Robert Mugabe to respect public opinion and step down and said he would only return home when his security was assured. “The people of Zimbabwe have spoken with one voice and it is my appeal to President Mugabe that he should take heed of this clarion

Mugabe removed as ruling party chief as end nears

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was on Sunday facing the imminent end of his 37-year rule as the once-loyal ZANU-PF party sacked him as its leader and army generals piled pressure on him to resign. Mugabe’s grip on power was broken last week when the military took over, angered at his wife Grace’s emergence as the

Mugabe: Liberation hero turned despot

Zimbabwe’s veteran leader Robert Mugabe once quipped that he’d rule his country until he turned 100. But the 93-year-old’s decades-long grip on power appears to be slipping with the streets filled with protesters calling for his removal and top party leaders abandoning him in droves. First heralded as a liberator who rid the former British

Zimbabweans celebrate expected fall of Mugabe on Harare streets

Thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, waving national flags and singing and dancing in an outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe. “These are tears of joy,” Frank Mutsindikwa, 34, told Reuters, holding aloft the Zimbabwean flag. “I’ve been waiting all my life for this day. Free

Mugabe to go on exile

A new government is to be formed within 48 hours, a twitter handle claiming to be speaking on behalf of the provisional government of Zimbabwe said. Mugabe will then proceed on exile to South Africa. Fresh elections will be held in the spring of 2018 once order and peace have been established. The likely presidential

BREAKING: Mugabe makes first public appearance since military takeover

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe showed up at the graduation ceremony of Zimbabwe Open University in Harare on Friday morning, local media reports say. The appearance was the long-ruling leader’s first since the army seized control of the country on Tuesday. The 93-year-old appeared without his wife, Grace, and Higher and Tertiary education minister Jonathan Moyo,