ZANU-PF To Begin Mugabe’s Impeachment Process On Tuesday
Embattled President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe will have to start thinking of life after the presidency.
An impeachment process that may kick him out of office will be initiated on Tuesday by the ruling ZANU-PF party according to a government lawmaker.
The decision on Monday came after Mugabe missed a deadline to resign given to him by his party over the weekend.
Once a simple majority of parliamentarians vote for impeachment, an investigative committee is formed by lawmakers, who report back to both houses of parliament. Each house must then vote by a two-thirds majority for him to be stripped of office.
“We are expecting the motion to be over (Tuesday),” said ZANU-PF lawmaker Paul Mangwana, referring to the initial procedure to commence impeachment proceedings.
He added that ZANU-PF had approached the main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party to seek their cooperation to pass the necessary parliamentary votes.
In a televised address late Sunday, the 93-year-old veteran leader defied expectations he would quit, pitching the country into the second week of political crisis.
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