According to the news published on Sky NEWS on the 19th of November 2017 at 12:03UK.
Robert Mugabe has been dismissed as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF party -according to Reuters.
Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has been appointed asthe new leader of the party in a widely expected move,party sources added.
And Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace,who is hugely unpopular in the country has also been expelled by ZANU-PF.
It follows threat from the leader of Zimbabwe’s war veterans in which he said officials would unleash the mob on the 93-year-old if he does not resign as President.
The threat was made by war veterans’leader Chris Mutsvangwa as he walked into a meeting of the ruling ZANU-PF party.
If Mr Mugabe refuses to step aside,he said:
“We will bring back the crowds and they will do their business”
He said he hopes Mr Mugabe“gives in” and tenders his resignation to avoid “the prospect of the military shooting at people trying to defend him”.
“The choice is his”
Youth league leader Yeukai Sinbanegavi said Mr Mugabe should take a rest as an ‘elder statemen’ while his wife should be expelled from the party “forever”.
“It is unfortunate that the president allowed her to usurp executive authority from him,thereby destroying both party and the government.”
Sky NEWS’ Senior Correspondent David Bowden said the situation in Harare is “entering the final plays”.
“By close of play today we could have a situation where Robert Mugabe goes off into sunset”.
“There’s a lot of conjecture about what is going on the facts are:he’s running out of road”.
“If he doesn’t step down, it is likely that Parliament will vote him out in the next few days’.
Mr Mugabe has so far refused to leave office and could face impeachment when the Zimbabwe parliament resumes on Tuesday.
Ruling party committee member Obert Mpofu said Grace Mugabe and close associates”have taken advantage of his(Robert Mugabe) frail condition”to loot national resources.
On Saturday Mr Mugabe’s nephew insisted his uncle and Grace Mugabe were “ready to die for what is corect’and said the embattled Preisdent had no intention of stepping down.
Speaking from a secret location in South Africa, Patrick Zhuwas told Reuters that Mr Mugabe had hardly slept since the military seized power on Wesnesday.
He added that Mr Mugabe’s health was “good” but he would not legitimise the “coup”that overthrew him.
Mr Mutsvangwa, a former state security chief is thought to be in line to head interim unity government that will focus on stabilising Zimbabwe’s shattered economy.
Mr Mugabe will begin a second round of talks with army commnader Constantino Chiwenga later on sunday.
Culled from SKY NEWS.