Mugabe notified of sacking by ZANU-PF this morning, spokesperson

Simon Khaya Moyo

HARARE,– ZANU PF has notified President Robert Mugabe of the party’s decision to recall him from the position of president and first secretary of the party, spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo has said.

The party held a special meeting on Sunday where Mugabe was removed as leader of ZANU-PF, with Emmerson Mnangagwa named as his interim replacement.

In a televised address on Sunday night, Mugabe said he would preside over ZANU-PF’s congress which starts in under a month.

On Monday afternoon following a meeting of its members of Parliament, ZANU-PF told its chief whip Lovemore Matuke  to initiate impeachment proceedings.

In another twist, Mugabe, who has been largely confined to his private Borrowdale residence by the military since its takeover of the country last Tuesday, called for a meeting of his Cabinet, according to a statement by his chief secretary, Misheck Sibanda.

Most members of that Cabinet, are part of the ZANU-PF central committee meeting that dismissed Mugabe as party head.

Also, in a now deleted tweet higher education minister Professor Jonathan Moyo,  said he was safe out of the country, along with fellow ministers Kasukuwere, Hlongwane, Zhuwao, Paddy Zhanda and over 50 ZANU-PF MPs and officials.

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