Sacked vice-president urges Mugabe to heed “clarion call”

Nov 21, 2017, 5:34 AM EST
Zimbabwe’s former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa
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Zimbabwe’s former vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose dismissal last week spurred a military takeover, called on President Robert Mugabe to heed the “clarion call” and step down as the ruling party braces for impeachment proceedings.

The ruling Zanu-PF, which holds a two-thirds majority in the parliament, has published the draft impeachment motion, but it will require the backing of opposition parties to impeach the president after the arrest or flight of some MPs, notes The Guardian.  

The opposition’s two previous attempts to impeach the president failed but now that the leader is stripped of his party support, removing him from the office appears a possibility, writes the BBC