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.
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.