WAR VETS CLOSE JAWS ON MUGABE | Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF is set to begin moves to impeach President Robert Mugabe, 93, with an official saying that a motion to strip the nonagenarian of the presidency would be presented to parliament.
President Jacob Zuma is joining the Angola-hosted summit of the Southern African Development Community, along with the leaders of Zambia and Tanzania.
Chris Mutsvangwa, head of Zimbabwe’s association of war veterans, speaks to The Associated Press calling for President Robert Mugabe to step down immediately, in downtown Harare.
The ruling ZANU-PF party was poised to begin impeachment proceedings on Tuesday against Mugabe after its Central Committee voted to oust the president as party leader.
Investors dumped Zimbabwean stocks every day since the military seized power on optimism that 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe will be forced to step down.
The stocks, which are denominated in US dollars and were used to hedge against rising inflation, fell 10% on Monday to an eight-week low of 387.38, bringing the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange Industrial Index’s retreat since the army’s takeover on the morning of November 15% to 27%.
No members of cabinet arrived for President Robert Mugabe’s scheduled meeting
“None of them went there; they didn’t take it seriously. They take instructions from the party”
“Everything is normal. People go to church gatherings to chant and demand that Mugabe steps down”
Demonstrators camped at #Mugabe’s residence ready to break the precast into the house if he doesn’t resign
Zimbabweans gather to pray for the country in a park opposite the parliament building in downtown Harare.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation’s “insatiable desire” for a leadership change and resign immediately, the recently fired vice president and likely successor to the 93-year-old leader said on Tuesday.
12: 27 MPs just left ZANU PF HQ where they held meeting abt impeaching #Mugabe. ‘It’s unanimous’ said one. ‘He will be gone in days’.
Mutsvangwa says they are here to defeat the tyranny of Mugabe and his family so Zimbabwe can start fresh.
We are shaping a new country
The democratic ethos is now within you
This is a Zimbabwean initiative, it cuts across class, it cuts across church, it cuts across religion, it cuts across all walks of life
Christopher Mutsvangwa, chair of the liberation movement, says he was very humbled by what the people of Zimbabwe did on Saturday, showing the world that Zimbabweans are like no other.
Only by you will we not have an old man hang on to power
Only by you being vigilant will we not slide back to Grace Mugabe
Politicians from henceforth will be judged according to their competence
We will not be asleep at the wheel again as the people of Zimbabwe
We are very happy that we and the people are on the same page
We are also very happy that ZANU-PF as the ruling party has gotten rid of Mugabe and bring in a new leader
Mutsvangwa again says it wasn’t a coup but a corrective measure
These are institutional processes… We as the people of Zimbabwe, like we have shown on Saturday, we want Mugabe gone
Please let your feet move you forward. Mugabe should go… He should go now. Intention and action must coincide now
Mugabe resign and go and let this country start a new page
That’s all that we want.
We want a new political dispensation now
The economy is in dire straits – Chris Mutsvangwa, head of Zimbabwe’s association of war veterans
Mutsvangwa says they want regional leaders to come and tell Mugabe his time is up and he must go
You have ruled for 37 years, we don’t want you for another 37 seconds. Go, go, go, Mutsvangwa says, with those in attendance echoing him.
Mutsvangwa says he’s impressed that the cabinet refused to go to the cabinet meeting Mugabe called earlier on Tuesday
By and large everybody refused to go
Mutsvangwa says the need a national, unison voice to say Mugabe must go, a regional, unison voice to say Mugabe must go
He must now leave the state to another leader… We want the major powers of the world to send an unmistakable and unanimous decision that Mugabe must go
Biti, the leader of the opposition People’s Democratic Party, says the impeachment process could be complete in a week.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert is entitled to legal representation during impeachment proceedings, opposition MP Tendai Biti has said, raising doubts about the ruling party’s plan to remove him from office by the end of Wednesday.
Protestors vow to sit-in outside Mugabe’s residence until he resigns
Mutsvangwa again urges the business community, the diaspora should support if they call for another march
Mutsvangwa says all they want is for Mugabe to throw in the towel so the country can start on a new page
Mutsvangwa said the war veterans want responsible political statements and that divisive statements won’t be tolerated.