Parliament in Zimbabwe has began the process to impeach President Robert Mugabe with the Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda reading the rules and regulations on how Parliament will proceed.
Members of parliament and senate across the political divide were all in the house when the motion was moved and seconded.
The deliberations kicked off Tuesday afternoon and are expected to run until 3 am tomorrow Wednesday.
A 9-member committee is expected to be put in place.
Zanu PF chief whip Cde Lovemore Matuke said President Mugabe is expected to receive a letter of the outcome by tomorrow evening (Wednesday) or Thursday morning.
The impeachment process is follows Mugabe’s defiance to step down despite the increasing pressure from his ruling ZANU-PF party, the army and the citizens. On Sunday he was sacked from his position as leader of the party and his wife Grace Mugabe dismissed.
As the whole world awaited his ‘resgignation’ in a televised adresess to the nation Sunday evening, Mugabe instead outlined his plans to revive fair systems in the party and government. This was clear that he had no intentions to step down.
Hundreds of Zimbabweans rallied outside the Parliament in Harare on Tuesday awaiting the outcome.
Source – ZBC Online