Zimbabweans, zanu-pf, rejoice over the fall of Mugabe. credit BBC

Zimbabweans, ZANU-PF, rejoice over the fall of Mugabe. credit BBC


Zimbabweans Celebrate as ZANU-PF replaces Mugabe with Mnangagwa as Leader

The mission for the military intervention in Zimbabwe is getting clearer by the day. And the people of Zimbabwe, even the ruling party, ZANU-PF are happy about it. It is signalling the fall of 37-year-old Mugabe hegemony of the Central African country.

The ruling party, Zimbabwe African National Union Progressive Front (ZANU-PF) has just announced the sack of Mugabe as the leader. In his place, the party has picked Emmerson Mnangagwa, the ousted Vice President.

Instead of Mugabe, Mnangagwa will fly the party’s flag in the 2018 presidential election.

Mugabe is facing pressures from all fronts to step down. Even the youth wing of the party, which has been the support base of Mugabe, has caved in to pressures, now calling for Mugabe to step aside.

Zanu-PF appointed ex-Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was fired by Mr Mugabe two weeks ago, in his place.

The party has given Mr. Mugabe, 93, until 1000 GMT on Monday to resign as president, or face impeachment.

The military intervened last week, reportedly to block him from installing his wife as his successor.

The first lady, Grace Mugabe, has been expelled from the party altogether.

The theatre in Zimbabwe is unfolding the way this newspaper had predicted: political indices in Zimbabwe have not suggested that the army will take over. “The military might only want to threaten the Mugabe hegemony, bring Mnangagwa back to Zimbabwe and restore peace and calmness in the troubles country. The ZANU-PF will pick Mnangagwa against Grace Mugabe for election next year.

The ruling party, ZANU-PF is fully in support of the military action. It tweeted this morning “@zanu_pf handle. “Neither Zimbabwe nor ZANU are owned by Mugabe and his wife. Today begins a fresh new era and comrade Mnangagwa will help us achieve a better Zimbabwe.”


Editorial Chief, Nigerian Bureau

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