According to a report by CNN, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has decided to agree to the resignation terms presented by the ruling political party. In exchange, the leader demanded full immunity for himself and his wife.
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Ousted Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has agreed to the terms of resignation and has drafted a formal letter, according to a source speaking to CNN on Monday. The 93-year-old leader was given less than 24 hours to resign or else face impeachment by the ruling political party ZANU-PF following a military coup in the country last week.
According to the source, Mugabe demanded full immunity for himself as well as his wife in exchange for his resignation. However, it will only be formally recognized after he sends an official letter, which he has yet to do 24 hours after the ZANU-PF request.
As previously reported by JOL, the relatively quiet coup d’état in Zimbabwe began last week when the heads of the military announced that they were seizing control of government institutions after Mugabe fired former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa for alleged disloyalty. The military deployed forces across the capital but reportedly didn’t need to use any force as the majority of the country’s citizens supported the move. Mugabe and his wife were placed under house arrest and some of their relatives were sent to jail.
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