In early November, Mugabe dismissed Emmerson Mnangagwa, the first vice president of Zimbabwe, who was thought to become Mugabe's successor and enjoyed the support of the country's army. On November 13, Constantine Chiwenga, the commander of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces, called on the president to stop the purge within the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (Zanu-PF) party, from which Mnangagwa had been expelled.
On November 14, media reported that armored vehicles had been deployed to the Zimbabwean capital city of Harare, and the television broadcasting station in the city was seized by the military. The military announced that their actions were not a coup but rather directed against the "criminals." Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has reportedly been placed under heavy guard.
It seems that the long-standing rule of the Zimbabwean President will be remembered for ever and a day, especially by the country's younger generation.
Members of Mugabe’s inner circle, who were at the former president’s mansion known as the “Blue Roof”, have revealed fresh details of the dramatic events that changed Zimbabwe’s political landscape.
Former Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe and his family have been notorious for their lavish spending and luxurious lifestyle amid the extreme poverty that most of Zimbabwe’s citizens face.
The court's decision comes just a day after Zimbabwe's new president was sworn in.
On Tuesday it was announced that Robert Mugabe had immediately resigned, ending his 37-year rule over Zimbabwe.
Exiled politician Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked by Robert Mugabe shortly before the military takeover in Zimbabwe, is expected to return to his country on Wednesday.
China has been strengthening economic ties many African countries. Beijing could be pleased to see President Robert Mugabe removed from power, experts said to Sputnik.
Zimbabwe's long-time leader Robert Mugabe, 93, has announced his resignation after the ruling party kicked off the process of his impeachment earlier on Tuesday. The news has been met with excitement in the Parliament where the former President's letter was read amid mass celebrations in the streets of Harare, the country's capital.
The Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) announced that the Zimbabwean parliament had decided to impeach President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the country since the 1980s.
Zimbabwe's parliament is set to start impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe as regional leaders, former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa and his own ruling party have all urged him to step down. African politics expert Lloyd Msipa spoke to Sputnik about the embattled president's next move.
A political standoff in Zimbabwe, where the country's 93-year-old leader was dismissed last week, shows no signs of abating.
Zimbabwe's incumbent President was given until noon (10:00 GMT) by the country's ruling party Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) to step down or to face impeachment. After this term was expired, several actions have been made.
The internal situation in Zimbabwe is deteriorating and seems to be a de facto coup. As President Mugabe struggles to stay in power, he may face impeachment.
Previously, Zimbabwe's ruling party has called on Mugabe to step down.
The unrest in Zimbabwe seems to be far from over amid media reports suggesting that President Mugabe has refused to resign.
Sputnik has spoken with the residents of Zimbabwe's capital amid the political upheaval in the country.
A high-ranking Russian official has shared his views on the economic impact of the current crisis in Zimbabwe which began earlier this week and was described a "coup" by the African Union.
The development comes a day after Mugabe met with the army commander and South African envoys.
As the leadership crisis deepens in Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe who has been in power for 37 years reportedly rejected a proposal to resign allowing his opponent and deposed vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa take over until an election is held next year.
Zimbabwe’s sacked Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa plans to install a transitional government that will rule the African nation until the general elections in five years, a local newspaper has said.
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