Tick-tock: Will Robert Mugabe leave with grace?
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe was expected to announce his resignation during a state address on Sunday.
CAPE TOWN – Many Zimbabweans were left frustrated after watching Robert Mugabe’s state address on Sunday.
Most people expected the 93-year-old to step down as president after Zanu-PF gave the president less than a day to resign. His wife, Grace, was also expelled from the party.
But when Mugabe addressed the nation on Sunday, he vowed to preside over a Zanu-PF congress in December.
Some took to Twitter to express their disappointment, with a Zanu-PF account throwing shade at the president.
We have recalled president Mugabe, he is no longer the president of ZANU PF. May he leave with grace.— ZANU PF (@zanu_pf) November 19, 2017
We gave Robert Gabriel Mugabe every chance to have a dignified exit. But he is mad.— ZANU PF (@zanu_pf) November 19, 2017
Yes we can also confirm that former comrade Grace Mugabe has been recalled, forever.— ZANU PF (@zanu_pf) November 19, 2017
#Mugabe just wasted 20 minutes of the whole worlds time. This is 2017 bro!!!! Get Out!!! Get out!!! Get out!!!!— Mathew (@S_W_Mathew) November 19, 2017
It’s not clear what Mugabe’s next move will be.
However, Zanu-PF has warned it will begin the process to impeach him if he doesn’t resign. According to CNN, Mugabe has handed in his resignation letter.
Meanwhile, it's being reported that Grace Mugabe is being held by the military. Zanu-PF says she will face charges along with several others.