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    According to Zimbabwe's Cyber Security Minister Patrick Chinamasa, ruling party Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) has given President Robert Mugabe until noon (1000 GMT) on Monday to step down as President or face impeachment.

    ZANU-PF nominates Emmerson Mnangagwa as candidate for new president of Zimbabwe, earlier he became the new leader of the ruling party.

    Obert Mpofu, the official chairing the emergency meeting, said that Mugabe's wife "and close associates have taken advantage of his frail condition" to loot national resources.

    During a closed meeting of the ruling party, 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe was dismissed from his post as party leader. The president's wife, Grace Mugabe, was also suspended from all positions in the party.

    Ruling party tweeted that ten regional offices decided to dismiss the head of the party, Robert Mugabe. Also, it was stated that provinces are calling for the return of Emmerson Mnangagwa to the post of second deputy head of the party and vice president of the country.

    Reuters reports citing sources that the impeachment process of Mugabe is being launched.

    The Youth League of the Zimbabwean ruling Zimbabwe African National Union — Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) party called on President Robert Mugabe to step down during a meeting of the league’s executive body, local media reported on Sunday.

    READ MORE: Zimbabwe: Thousands Marching in 'Mugabe Must Go' Protest (PHOTO, VIDEO)

    Earlier, eight out of ten provincial party coordinating committees (PCC) called on Mugabe to resign as president.

    Before the meeting, war veteran's leader Chris Mutsvangwa said that the 93-year-old Mugabe was running out of time and added that he should leave the country while he could.

    At the beginning of this week, the military entered Harare on armored vehicles, blocked access to the government building and seized the television center. They have taken into custody Mugabe and his family, as well as the country's finance minister.

    Zimbabwe Defense Forces spokesman Maj. Gen. Sibusiso Moyo has said in a televised address that the military action was aimed not against the president, but rather at protecting the nation from criminals in Mugabe's government. Mugabe, who has been ruling the country for almost 40 years, has reportedly refused to resign.


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