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.
The walls appear to be closing in on Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe with some members of his party and veterans of the country’s war of liberation from Britain mobilising to oust him but his exit appears to be complicated by the need for the incoming administration to have legitimacy and international recognition.
President Robert Mugabe has agreed to step down but will do so at the Zimbabwe African Union-Patriotic Front special congress to give the military takeover on Wednesday legitimacy so that it will not be viewed as a coup.