The ruling African National Congress should get President Jacob Zuma
to stand down as head of state after a party conference next month
because like Zimbabwe the country urgently needs a change of leader,
a senior ANC official has said.
President Jacob Zuma has jetted off to Angola to attend the all important SADC Troika Summit on Zimbabwe. President Zuma in his capacity as the SADC chairperson will meet with his counterparts from Angola, Zambian and Tanzanian. The Troika meeting will discuss the unfolding political crisis in Zimbabwe and its impact on the entire SADC region. President Zuma who sent envoys to Zimabwe on a fact finding mission last week, is expected to brief the meeting on the latest developments.
Zanu-PF has announced that impeachment proceedings which require a two-thirds majority in both chambers would be launched on Tuesday in parliament. ZANU-PF’s Chief Whip, Lovemore Matuke says that of the 230 members attending Monday’s party caucus meeting, 100% voted for the impeachment of President Robert Mugabe.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has called his cabinet for a meeting
on Tuesday at his State House offices, the chief secretary to the president and
cabinet said in a notice, the same day ruling party members plan to impeach him.
This is the first time the ministers are set to meet for their routine weekly meeting with Mugabe since the military took power on Wednesday. Cabinet meetings are usually
held at Munhumutapa Building in the centre of town, but an armoured vehicle and armed soldiers are camped outside the offices.