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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai doubts ruling party ability

22 November 2017

In London, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said Mugabe had clearly lost the support of his people.

Instead Mugabe dashed their hopes with a freaky and rambling televised address on Sunday night in which he made no mention of his own fate.

They assisted him to control the ruined nation and subdue the opposition.

Now, Members of Parliament say the way is clear.

"We are going to impeach - the man has to go", said another Zanu-PF lawmaker, MacKenzie Ncube.

Addressing a press conference Monday afternoon, Mutsvangwa said Zimbabweans should not rest until President Mugabe vacates office.

"You are accusing the president of something and then you want them tried for that. They need to remember that one day of education lost is hard to recover", he said. But she is insulting civil servants, the vice president, at public rallies.

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Zimbabwe's constitution allows for impeachment on grounds of "serious misconduct", "violation" of the constitution or "failure to obey, uphold or defend" it, or "incapacity".

The special Central Committee meeting was attended by at least 201 out of 300 members to rubberstamp recommendations by 10 provincial branches to recall President Robert Mugabe from his position both in the party and government.

"In the last five years his wife and close associates have taken advantage of his frail condition to usurp power and loot national resources", Mpofu said in his opening remarks.

If the committee recommends removing the president, the Senate and National Assembly must meet to deliberate the recommendation. The impeachment will take several days and will not immediately lead to Mugabe's removal from.

Mugabe was urged to resign or face impeachment. "We are confident to take our beloved country out of its present circumstances and set it on a desired development trajectory", Chiwenga said.

The expelled vice presidents referred to are Joice Mujuru and Emmerson Mnangagwa.

After he was dismissed as ZANU-PF party leader on Sunday morning, many were expecting President Robert Mugabe to resign with dignity in an address to the nation on Sunday evening.

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What's more, legal experts note, if Mphoko resigns or is otherwise ousted, then there is no vice president, and only a president can appoint a new vice president.

Senior Zimbabwe lawyers warn that deposing a president and selecting his successor is no easy business.

But University of Kent law constitutional expert, Alex Magaisa, says once Mugabe is impeached, it is easy to deal with Mphoko. He was replaced by Mnangagwa.

"We are saying 'Mugabe, go now, go now", he said.

Zimbabweans must take advantage of the impending new political dispensation to demand strong institutions from those leading the current process lest today's liberators might morph into another creature that could come back to devour this newly found freedom. "It is a process in our constitution that was designed never to work", he says.

While a resignation would have been the simplest way for Mugabe to relinquish power, this now seems unlikely.

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai doubts ruling party ability