President up for impeachment

President Mugabe

President Mugabe

Farirai Machivenyika, Harare Bureau
ZANU-PF has resolved to impeach President Mugabe after he failed to resign by midday yesterday as resolved by a special session of Central Committee on Sunday.

The resolution to impeach President Mugabe was reached by a caucus of Zanu-PF parliamentarians held at the party’s headquarters yesterday.

“Pursuant to the decisions of the Zanu-PF Central Committee entered on the 19th November 2017 recalling Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe from the position of President and First Secretary of Zanu-PF, the party wishes to announce that Cde Mugabe has been formally notified of the decisions this morning.

“As for that, the party has instructed the Chief Whip to proceed with impeachment processes against Cde Mugabe as it has not received the anticipated confirmation from the Speaker of Parliament. A caucus of Zanu-PF parliamentarians that was attended by 230 MPs out of 260 members has endorsed the impeachment. The motion of proceedings is expected to be tabled in parliament when it sits                                                                                                tomorrow,” Zanu-PF spokesperson Cde Simon Khaya Moyo said.

Earlier, Zanu-PF Deputy Secretary for Legal Affairs Cde Paul Mangwana said the President faced several charges including allowing his wife Dr Grace Mugabe to usurp constitutional power when she was not an elected official.

“The charges are going to be laid by the mover of the motion, one of the honourable members has to move the motion and lay the charges,” he said.

“The main charge is that he has allowed his wife to usurp constitutional power when she has no right to run Government. She is insulting civil servants, the vice president at public rallies and denigrating the army. One of the major charges is that he has refused to implement the constitution of Zimbabwe. We had an election of provincial councils but up to now they have not been put in office. Thirdly he is of advanced age and no longer has physical capacity to run the country.”

Cde Mangwana said the motion would be moved so that parliament investigates the charges against President Mugabe.

“We are going to move a motion and raise charges that require a certain majority in parliament. After that the Standing Rules and Orders Committee have to set up a committee of nine to investigate the allegations which must then report to parliament.

“If they recommend his removal then there must be a vote of joint houses (National Assembly and Senate) which must achieve two-thirds majority that’s the final stage,” Cde Mangwana said.

He said they had engaged the MDC-T so that they also support the motion when it is moved in parliament.

Following the special Central Committee on Sunday, Zanu-PF also expelled Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko, the First Lady Dr Grace Mugabe and several members of the criminal cabal surrounding the President that stand accused of causing suffering to the majority of Zimbabweans.

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  • Vumani

    Impeachment is a legal processs will require that the standing committee & parliament to adhere to the rules of natural justice & a right to a fair hearing. Mugabe’s legal team may take matter to the Constitutional court and let’s not forget Munagagwa is on record meddling with appointment of CJ his preference was George Chiweshe, if Mugabe decides to dig in his heels it will be a protracted argument given that there numerous legal technicalities. SADC will be watching with interest. If talks with the Gukurahudinst are not cordial, the wait will be longer. Meanwhile the general population has been taken for a ride the Lacoste minister of Facebook has suggested opposition to get lost

    • Khulekani Nkambule

      Who are you reporting your nonsense to who is not following the news everyday. Some are more informed than you, so for you to sit there & think you’re doing people a service is pure stupidity. Who is not getting updates via phones, social media, Tvs etc. You surely don’t have meaningful things to do. The only people who might need updates are most probably your aunts & sisters as they might loose out on updates especially at night, when they are working the streets, clubs & bars searching for the Dollar using their “sugar basins” in between their legs.

      • Vumani

        Wena msunukanyoko !!!no one invited you to read my posts I do not need affirmation from a imbecile. You need to take your medication all you end taken back to engutsheni, I don’t take kindly to illerate trolls .

        • Nyasha Mudzingwa

          Well,Khulekani is right, I think everyone is up to date with what’s happening in Zimbabwe currently, no one needs updates from anyone on the forum. What I’m not sure about is the part about your sisters & aunts selling their “Lady Boxes”, in the streets, bars & clubs in search of the dollar, I think that one you can solve amicably between the two of you.

          • Vumani

            You have a choice we are all not ZANU PF you are not under compulsion to read my posts if that makes sense Silimandini !!

          • Nyasha Mudzingwa

            sure you’re right & don’t put up your nonsense on the forum hoping to get praised only to be embarrassed like this. Surely how can someone spend time & energy replicating what we have in our phones.
            STUPIDITY AT ITS WORST!!

          • Doctor Do little

            A very good insight @ Vumani.

          • Nick Slaughter

            What can you say or do except to lick his backside!!

          • Doctor Do little

            That I have exposed the idiot you are. Use any name and everybody on this Platform will know its you, you idiot.

          • Nick Slaughter

            Why are you seeking the backup & affirmation of other people on the platform, don’t you have balls to hold your own shiet?? Old stupid small boy, seeking to be loved & accepted by strangers on the Chronicle platform.

          • Doctor Do little

            If that’s what you think I am doing then you are more stupid than I thought.With the sudden developments you might want to change that career choice of troll and start selling air time.

          • Nick Slaughter

            Yes, I will definitely sell airtime whilst reverting to my house in Fourwinds & getting rental income from my various properties scattered in & around Bulawayo.This job has been rewarding, the more I stifled arguments the more I got bonuses. Thanks for arguing with me, you were raising my profile in the process, meaning more negotiating power & more rewards. I will never have such an easier job. Yours Truly
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          • Zenzo

            You so predictable.

          • Vumani

            The fool cannot distinguish between opinion/analysis & fact reporting .

    • Essexvale

      I tend to agree with your take on this, particularly the tedious processes involved in impeachment cases. Best way, in my opinion would be for the army and general populace to turn the screws on RG to maximum level until he can bear it no more. True this not be the constitutional way to go; but the results would be guaranteed in a positive aspect. And when the dictator is finally gone, we could all come together to make thing right!

  • Wellington

    How things change, this is The Chronicle with such a headline, hehehehehe

  • Essexvale

    The issues being considered as material for RG’s impeachment seem rather weak and might not stand under the meticulous scrutiny that impeachment processes normally constitute. However; the well documented 1980s genocide in Matebeleland and the Midlands, over which Mugabe presided, will undoubtedly prove to be a sure fire instrument in successfully impeaching the dictator! Why is this crucial piece of evidence not among materials intended for the impeachment?

    • Vumani

      It’s easier said than done given the impeachment process is new in this jurisdiction. There is consensus on the numerous grounds and you have hit the nail on the coffin gukurahundi genocide has not been mentioned as grounds for impeachment given the perpetrators are the forefront in the succession race.It’s not worthy to see the composition of the the standing committee and whether issues of bias may arise. Either way it will not be swift as envisaged.

    • sibangilizwe

      The strategy is simple: a police man can stop you for a safety belt yet he knows he wants you for a bank robbery. when you stop and you are in his custody he can raise the other charges.