Zimbabwe's ruling party sacks Mugabe as leader

Zimbabwe's ruling party sacks Mugabe as leader

- Robert Mugabe has been sacked as head of his party

- Parliament of Zimbabwe is expected to impeach Mugabe this week

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The incumbent party of Zimbabwe, Zanu-PF, has fired Robert Mugabe as leader of the party after an emergency vote of no confidence by aggrieved party officials.

Zimbabwe's ruling party sacks Mugabe as leader

Zimbabwe's ruling party sacks Mugabe as leader

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Mugabe, who is the longest-serving president in Africa, will also be facing a historic impeachment on Tuesday as parliament reconvenes to initiate the impeachment process if Mugabe fails to surrender power.

On Sunday, thousands of aggrieved Zimbabweans hit the major streets of Harare to fiercely demonstrate against the long-serving president who has been described as "a dictator".

Zimbabwe's ruling party sacks Mugabe as leader

Mugabe's first public appearance after the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) took control of the country (Photo: BBC.co.uk)

The mammoth rally, held on Saturday, was heavily supported by the army and other members of the governing Zanu-PF party including veterans of Zimbabwe's war for independence - who until last year were loyal to the president, the best-known among them - are also saying Mr. Mugabe should quit who after supporting the 93-year-old president is now calling for his removal.

What this means is that the embattled president will be replaced with 75-year-old vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa as head of the Zanu P-F. Robert Mugabe is still "technically president" of Zimbabwe although he has lost most of his executive powers.

Robert Mugabe was the second president of Zimbabwe from 1987 to 2017[3]. Earlier, he led Zimbabwe as Prime Minister from 1980 to 1987 and also chaired the Zimbabwe African National Union (ZANU) group from 1975 to 1980, leading it until recently.

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Mugabe has steered the affairs of Zimbabwe's politics for over 40 years. His controversial figure and divisive political ideologies have seen him fiercely criticized as he has been blamed for economic mismanagement, widespread corruption, anti-white racial discrimination, human rights abuses, suppression of political critics, and crimes against humanity.

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