Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe faces backlash as veterans march to oust the demoted leader

Updated On : 18 Nov , 2017 , 12:03 PM
Demoted President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe (Twitter)
Demoted President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe (Twitter)
New Delhi :

93 year old Robert Mugabe does not seem to resign from the post of President as talks with army leadership has failled which is aparent from his public appearence at a pre- planned graduation ceremony in Harare on Friday.

This incident has triggered questions as to the level of talks that is in process with General Constantino Chiwenga, who led the operation of power grab. 

Independence war veterans and activists of ruling party leaders called publicly for President Mugabe to be forced from office.  
Robert Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980 (37 years) and is currently under house arrest in a turnaround of events where army generals seized power.

Some of his party members took to state televison and called for Mugabe's ouster. Demonstrators had begun to arrive in the area by midnight local time.

The US embassy in Harare warned its citizens to avoid another protest thought to be a pro-Mugabe counter-demonstration expected to take place in Robert MugabeSquare in the centre of the capital. Other demonstrations are expected elsewhere in the country today.

 

(With PTI inputs)

First Published : Saturday, November 18, 2017 11:47 AM
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