Zanu-PF deputy legal secretary Paul Mangwana has said that the motion to impeach president Robert Mugabe is going to be presented on Tuesday in Parliament. However, the voting will take place on Wednesday. Contrary to what CyberSecurity Minister Patrick Chinamasa said about not needing the MDC-T, Mangwana said that Zanu-PF actually needed the votes of opposition legislators to pass the motion. According to Mangwana, some of the Zanu-PF MPs are aligned to the G40 Faction and might vote against the impeachment motion.
We need 125 votes from ZanuPF and 73 from MDC-T for the motion to succeed. We need the support of the MDC because our own MPs aligned to the G40 cabal may not vote for the motion.
The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) seized power in a military takeover last week which they claimed was targetting criminals around President Mugabe in order to bring them to justice. The military is reported to have arrested a number of prominent G40 members which include Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo, Local Government Minister Saviour Kasukuwere and Higher Education Minister Jonathan Moyo.