President Robert Mugabe will meet the command team of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces today, a day after Zimbabweans from all walks of life massively demonstrated that he should step down.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace are “ready to die for what is correct” and have no intention of stepping down in order to legitimise this week’s military coup, his nephew, Patrick Zhuwao, told Reuters today.
Thousands of Zimbabweans poured onto the streets of Harare in a march to demand the resignation of President Robert Mugabe, the man who has led them for the past 37 years.
The MDC Alliance yesterday welcomed the military intervention by the country’s defence forces saying this resonated with the national public sentiments but called for an inclusive transitional mechanism to return the country to constitutionality.
Pressure continues to pile on President Robert Mugabe, who has been in power since independence, the first seven years as Prime Minister, to go.
The Zimbabwe business community has welcomed the military intervention staged by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces and has “responded overwhelmingly to the call to normalise socio-economic effects to the population of Zimbabwe by adopting realistic prices”.
The Zimbabwe Defence Forces has urged Zimbabweans to be patient adding that steady progress is being made and that there has been no variation at all from their original objectives.
The Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Associations, whose current leadership was expelled from the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front last year and was openly castigated by First Lady Grace Mugabe, is rallying all Zimbabweans to the historic Zimbabwe Grounds to demand that President Mugabe leave the party together with his wife.