Zimbabwe’s Mugabe reportedly drafts resignation letter

Written by on November 20, 2017

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down and his resignation letter has been drafted, CNN said today, citing a source familiar with his negotiations with the generals who seized power in Harare last week.


Under the terms of the deal, Mugabe and his wife Grace would be granted full immunity. Two senior government sources told Reuters late on Sunday that Mugabe had agreed to resign but did not know details of his departure.


Mugabe has until noon today to stand down or the ruling ZANU-PF will begin impeachment proceedings after the 93-year-old leader defied expectations he would resign.


Mugabe stunned Zimbabweans in a rambling late night Sunday television address by avoiding any mention of resignation, pledging instead to preside over a congress next month of ZANU-PF, which had sacked him as its leader only hours earlier. Parliament does not sit on Mondays so any impeachment would have to wait until Tuesday.

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