Here’s what Zimbabwe’s Constitution says on the Removal of a President from power

The Constitution of Zimbabwe provides for the Removal of President or Vice-President from office through a resolution by one half of the total membership of Members of Parliament. Section 97 of the Constitution says:

1. The Senate and the National Assembly, by a joint resolution passed by at least one-half of their total membership, may resolve that the question whether or not the President or a Vice-President should be removed from office for–

a. serious misconduct;

b. failure to obey, uphold or defend this Constitution;

c. wilful violation of this Constitution; or

d. inability to perform the functions of the office because of physical or mental incapacity;

should be investigated in terms of this section.

2. Upon the passing of a resolution in terms of subsection (1), the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders must appoint a joint committee of the Senate and the National Assembly consisting of nine members reflecting the political composition of Parliament, to investigate the removal from office of the
President or Vice-President, as the case may be.

3. If–

a. the joint committee appointed in terms of subsection (2) recommends the removal from office of the President or Vice-President; and

b. the Senate and the National Assembly, by a joint resolution passed by at least two-thirds of their total membership, resolve that the President or Vice-President, as the case may be, should be removed from office; the President or Vice-President thereupon ceases to hold office.

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