Impeachment threat looms as Mugabe refuses to quit

Nov 20, 2017, 5:24 AM EST
During Sunday speech, President Robert Mugabe made no mention of resignation.
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Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF has set Monday noon as the deadline for President Robert Mugabe to step down, failing which the 93-year-old leader could face impeachment proceedings.

The ultimatum came on the heels of Mugabe’s speech in which he skipped any mention of his resignation and instead announced his plans to preside over the Congress meet next month, writes the BBC.

Mugabe, stripped of the party leadership few hours back, appears to be desperately clinging on the last vestiges of power amid widespread public calls for the leader’s ouster and for the beginning of a new era in the country, notes Reuters.