The ruling party of Zimbabwe has set into motion the proceedings by which it seeks to impeach the current President, Robert Mugabe. The party believes that the impeachment process could take just two days.
Impeachment rumors have been rife for weeks now since the Zimbabwe President was accused by members of the parliament on a number of serious issues. Chief among those was the fact that Mugabe had “allowed his wife to usurp constitutional power”.
The allegations continued, to state that Mugabe’s wife, Grace Mugabe had behaved insultingly with the civil servants and the vice-president in full public view. Mugabe was also charged to “denigrating the army” and refusing to “implement” the very constitution of Zimbabwe.
In a statement, made after a party meeting, a member of parliament, Paul Mangwana pointed out that Mugabe had failed to appoint the people who won the provincial council elections to their rightful positions. Military leaders who intervened in Zimbabwe’s situation stated that Mugabe would soon be reunited with his exiled former vice-president.
Ironically, Mugabe stripped his former vice-president, Emmerson Mnangagwa of his position in November 2016 after which Mnangagwa fled to Zimbabwe. Many believed that Mnangagwa was pushed aside to create a clear path for Mugabe’s wife, Grace, to take the position.
Despite pressure from various parts of the country to resign, Mugabe has blatantly refused to give up his position. Instead, he released a televised speech in which he vowed to preside over the ZANU-PF’s congress meeting next month. While Mugabe’s show of determination is certainly inspiring, many believe it is utterly futile.
Mangwana, for instance, has already stated that the impeachment proceedings set in motion are likely to be fast-tracked. He pointed out that since “all the charges” were clear, the impeachment would likely be put into effect by Wednesday, November 22.