HEADLINE Mugabe must resign by noon Monday: ruling party

HEADLINE

Mugabe must resign by noon Monday: ruling party

Li Zhiwei | People's Daily App

21:48, November 19, 2017

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Delegates celebrate after Zimbabwean President Mugabe was dismissed as ZANU-PF's party leader in Harare, Nov. 19. Photo: Reuters 

Zimbabwe's ruling party Central Committee says RG Mugabe should resign as president and head of state of government by noon tomorrow, or the chief whip will be ordered to institute proceedings to recall him. 

According to local media, the ruling Zanu-PF has expelled Jonathan Moyo, Saviour Kasukuwere, Patrick Zhuwao, Ignatius Chombo, who were the ministers of education, public works, youth and finance, respectively, amid First Lady Grace's ally.

Grace Mugabe was accused of "preaching hate, divisiveness and assuming roles and powers not delegated to the office" and was removed as head of the women's league.

Zanu-PF Central Committee’s meeting is to be continuing. But Zanu-PF youth league reciting Mnangagwa slogan at their headquarters reportedly began to celebrate.

Meanwhile, Mugabe is still in a meeting with the army commander who put him under house arrest, in a second round of negotiations on his departure as president after nearly four decades.

The Central Committee is the highest decision making body in Zanu PF.

Fired vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa is hereby appointed as interim president and first secretary of Zanu PF, pending consultation by the extraordinary Congress in December. 

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