‘Mugabe to meet with Mnagagwa for talks’ – Chiwenga

President Emmerson Mnangagwa seen here with former President Robert Mugabe
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HARARE – Zimbabwe’s axed vice president Emmerson Mnagagwa is expected back in that country soon to resume talks with President Robert Mugabe, the head of the country’s military Constantino Chiwenga said on Monday night.

During a short media briefing, Chiwenga said he was encouraged by the contact between Mnagagwa, whom the army wants to succeed Mugabe, and the president.

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Chiwenga said he has had further consultations with Mugabe to agree on a roadmap forward, after the president failed to resign as expected during a national address on Sunday.

The army chief also called on all Zimbabweans, including the students who have refused to write their exams in protest against Mugabe’s rule, to demonstrate peacefully.

Zimbabwe’s war veterans have gone to the courts in a bid to oust Mugabe.

On Tuesday, the country’s parliament is set to begin impeachment proceedings after Mugabe failed his party’s call to resign by noon on Monday.