Leaders of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party are meeting today to draft a resolution to dismiss President Robert Mugabe at the weekend and lay the ground for his impeachment next week if he refuses to stand down, a senior party source said.
A twitter account in the name of Zimbabwe’s “acting president Emmerson Mnangagwa”, which started issuing “updates” yesterday morning on what was allegedly happening since the military takeover, was suspended last night becoming the second such twitter account in the name of Mnangagwa to be suspended.
President Robert Mugabe’s imminent fall at the hands of his own military men is not without its irony.
The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange mainstream index crashed today, dropping 7.46 percent to 487.93 points while the market saw its market value falling by $1 billion as political tensions remain high after a military takeover of the country.
World over, the idea of the military usurping power from a democratically elected government has been frowned upon.
Along with the early morning mist, a mood of quiet elation enveloped Harare as news spread that President Mugabe was under house arrest During the night of 14-15 November Zimbabwe Defence Forces soldiers were posted to strategic points in the capital, such as the police headquarters, the Central Intelligence Organisation, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation and The Herald newspaper.