Grace Mugabe: How the tables finally turned on Zimbabwe's spendthrift first lady

Grace Mugabe: How the tables finally turned on Zimbabwe's spendthrift first lady

There has been speculation that he read the wrong speech in his live television address on Sunday or skipped over passages about standing down. "He has up to noon today or face impeachment". "Save the country further turmoil. Mnangagwa be appointed interim president pending ratification by the extraordinary congress scheduled for December....the extraordinary congress should proceed for the goal of ratifying the decision we have taken this afternoon", said Chinamasa. "If not, we are bringing the people of Zimbabwe back to the streets", he said Monday, as he also threatened legal action against the president.

The call came as Zimbabwean military leaders said Mugabe would be deposed if he did not heed an ultimatum to resign on Saturday. "This time there will be a sit-in".

"The removal of Mugabe would be an important part of changing that landscape, but we must understand that Mugabe was part of a system - that system hasn't changed", added Magaisa. "He's lost his marbles". "We will go for impeachment and we are calling people back to the streets", Chris Mutsvangwa, head of the war veterans association, told AFP.

Impeaching the president would require a two-thirds majority in both houses of Zimbabwe's parliament, which is due to resume on Tuesday.

In this particular case, the ruling party finds itself in bed with the opposition, which had already indicated its readiness to haul Mugabe over the coals through the impeachment route. "The process is tedious and it might take some days". The video shows a piece of paper making its way to the generals from Mugabe's table, while another is seemingly placed on the same table.

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Pastor Evan Mawarire, an outspoken Mugabe critic who rose to prominence a year ago with his #ThisFlag protest movement challenging the president over the economic crisis, called on Zimbabweans of all backgrounds to march with the war veterans.

Zimbabwe's constitution states that in the event of a presidential resignation, he will be replaced by the vice president. This will have a monumental impact on the party and Zanu-PF. He would be named as acting leader - something the army wants to avoid.

In a televised address from his official State House office, Mr Mugabe referred to a "range of concerns" expressed by citizens.

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