Mugabe’s party calls for his resignation following military takeover

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party, Zanu-PF, have called for him to step aside following a succession dispute within the party.

The dispute started after Mr Mugabe sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week, in a move to have his younger wife take over the presidency.

This launched a power struggle which saw a military takeover, and Mr Mugabe was put under house arrest.

All branches of the Zanu-PF party across the 10 provinces, along with a number of regional leaders, have called for Mr Mugabe to step down.

The military says it is “engaging” with Mr Mugabe, and said it will advise the public on the outcome as soon as possible.

The party has also called for Grace Mugabe, the several decades-younger wife of Robert, to step aside and for Mr Mnagngagwa to be reinstated.

A protest march, supported by the military, is set to take place on Saturday in the capital of Harare, as part of the push to get Mr Mugabe to resign.

A source from inside the party was quoted as saying that if Mr Mugabe did not voluntarily resign, he would be fired on Sunday in an effort to avoid a drawn out process.

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