Zimbabwean military to hold televised briefing

Zanu-PF removed Robert Mugabe as its president and first secretary on Sunday after the military seized power last week.

FILE: Zimbabwe Army General Constantino Chiwenga Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces addresses a media conference held at the Zimbabwean Army Headquarters on 13 November 2017 in Harare. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe's state broadcaster ZBC has reportedly been put on stand-by for an expected address by the military.

Monday afternoon's statement is due to be delivered a day after President Robert Mugabe failed to announce his resignation to an expectant nation.

Earlier, a prayer session was held in Harare.

Protest Pastor Evan Mawarire spoke to the crowd, saying: “[We want] A Zimbabwe without oppression, evil, corruption and a dictator.”

Zanu-PF has drawn up its draft impeachment motion ahead of Monday afternoon's discussion on removing the 93-year-old leader after he missed the noon deadline to step down.

The ruling party removed Mugabe as its president and first secretary on Sunday, capping a dramatic week after the military seized power last week, saying it wanted to remove "criminal elements" around the president.