Robert Mugabe, who has been the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe for the last 37 years, has been sacked by the ruling party of the country.
Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was fired by Mugabe as the Prime Minister of the country, has been appointed by Zanu-PF (The ruling party of Zimbabwe). This comes after major protests took place in Harare and around the country in which the people rallied in support of the army and called for the removal of Mugabe.
Zimbabwe’s ruling party says Robert Mugabe must resign as president by midday Monday or face impeachment
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“The old man should be allowed to rest,” former Zimbabwe finance minister and activist Tendai Biti told South African broadcaster eNCA.
The coup took place a few days ago and was triggered due to the firing of Mnangagwa, after which many people in the government thought that Mugabe’s wife was taking advantage of the former president’s old age in order to manipulate him.