Underfire President Robert Mugabe has been given a deadline of 12 Noon, on Monday to step down or face impeachment on Tuesday. The deadline came from Mugabe’s own ruling party, Zanu-PF, after the Central Committee sacked Mugabe as party leader and first secretary of Zanu-PF on Sunday. However, Mugabe was not expelled from the party and is now an ordinary card-carrying member of Zanu-PF. HIs wife Grace, on the other hand, was expelled from Zanu-PF and banned for life together with some of her G40 allies.
At the Central Committee meeting, Zanu PF chief whip Lovemore Matuke was ordered to “institute proceedings for the removal of Mugabe in terms of Section 97 of the constitution of Zimbabwe” if he continues clinging on to power.
As Zanu-PF on its own, already has more than two-thirds of the legislators in parliament, the threat is very potent and can be acted on.