Zimbabwe latest: Robert Mugabe ‘agrees to resign as president’

Mugabe agreed to resign on Sunday AFP/Getty Images

Robert Mugabe has agreed to step down as Zimbabwe president after almost four decades in power, according to state run media.

The 93-year-old is set to make an announcement on Sunday night hours after the ruling party’s Central Committee fired him as party leader and said if he did not resign as president by noon on Monday it would start impeachment proceedings.

The Central Committee of Zanu-PF fired Mugabe as party chief, expelled his wife and named the recently dismissed Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa as its new head.

The decisions follow a dramatic few days in which the military put Mugabe under house arrest, angered by his firing of Mr Mnangagwa and positioning of the unpopular first lady to replace him – and probably succeed her husband as leader.

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Source: The Evening Standard

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