AS IT HAPPENED: Zuma heads to #Zimbabwe as calls mount for Mugabe to quit

2017-11-21 06:02

South African President Jacob Zuma and Angolan President Joao Lourenco are heading to Zimbabwe on Wednesday, following talks between regional leaders.

AS IT HAPPENED: Mugabe in talks with ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa

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21 Nov 17:16
The Southern African Development Community is sending President Jacob Zuma and Angolan President Joao Lourenco to Zimbabwe to meet with stakeholders and assess the situation.

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Zuma to visit Zimbabwe

South African President Jacob Zuma is set to fly to Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

This is according to Angolan President Joao Lourenco, following talks between regional leaders on the crisis engulfing Zimbabwe.

"(South African) President Jacob Zuma and I have agreed to visit Harare tomorrow," Lourenco told journalists on Tuesday after a meeting of the southern African regional bloc in Angola. - AFP

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Crowds holding placards outside Parliament

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Mugabe's downfall could be good business for China  

China has seen its influence rise in Zimbabwe during Robert Mugabe’s nearly four decades in power, becoming the African nation’s third-largest trading partner and biggest foreign investor. Beijing might gain even more if he goes.

Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose removal sparked last week’s military intervention, is seen as more open to investment from China and other nations than Mugabe, according to researchers who advise President Xi Jinping’s government on Africa policy.

Mnangagwa is poised to take Mugabe’s job after replacing him as leader of the ruling Zanu-PF party on Sunday.

21 Nov 15:27
RECAP: Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama appealed to Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe in an open letter to do the honourable thing by voluntarily relinquishing power

21 Nov 15:12

ICYMI: Zim Parliament opens session to begin Mugabe impeachment

Zimbabwe's Parliament opened a session on Tuesday to begin the process of impeaching President Robert Mugabe, which could lead to him being stripped of office, an AFP correspondent saw.

Parliament speaker Jacob Mubenda gave permission for a joint session of the House of Assembly and the Senate to debate a motion that would trigger impeachment proceedings against Mugabe.

"This motion is unprecedented in the history of post-independence Zimbabwe," Mubenda declared.

21 Nov 15:07

People outside Parliament House now protesting against #Mugabe #Grace #Harare #Zimbabwe #zanu

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21 Nov 15:05
Crowds outside Parliament

21 Nov 15:04
Tsvangirai: The liberation phase was one phase. The democratic phase was another phase. We are now finishing the agenda that the liberation fighters fought for.

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Tsvangirai: What you have started and what you doing is to show that the liberation of Zimbabwe was not an end in itself

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Tsvangirai: Never again must we have a situation where the people must take up arms against the government.

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Tsvangirai: It is now time to put our heads together so that we can build a Zimbabwean that we can all respect and that we can all admire.

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Tsvangirai: It is my wish that everyone has a meal, that young people are employed

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21 Nov 14:59
Tsvangirai: Zanu-PF's culture, policies and tendency for violence must end

21 Nov 14:59
He says the impeachment is a method to help kick out the veteran president

21 Nov 14:58
Tsvangirai says people should make their voices heard that Mugabe should be ousted

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His car was surrounded by a crowd of supporters who had been waiting outside parliament and across the road at Africa Unity Square where he is expected to address the crowd.

21 Nov 14:52
MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai arrived outside parliament a few minutes ago ahead of the impeachment vote.

21 Nov 14:46
People wrote their dreams for Zimbabwe on pieces of paper on Unity Square - ENCA

21 Nov 14:43
ZANU-PF spokesperson Simon Moyo is determined to push forward the impeachment motion - ENCA

21 Nov 14:40

"Journalists, give us a minute please" - live from Harare as Robert Mugabe impeachment gets underway

"Security, please move them back"

21 Nov 14:34
ZANU-PF fired President Robert Mugabe

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WATCH: President Jacob Zuma arrives in Angola to discuss the Zimbabwean crisis

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War veterans insist that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe must resign

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Scuffles outside Zimbabwean parliament main entrance - ENCA

21 Nov 14:22
One of the reasons that will be advanced to remove Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is that he is incapacitated - SABC

21 Nov 14:19
MDC will vote with ZANU-PF to remove President Robert Mugabe - SABC

21 Nov 14:18
MPs have arrived in parliament in Zimbabwe - SABC

21 Nov 14:12

ZANU-PF spokesperson Simon Moyo just arrived at Parliament.  

"The time has come indeed, the moment of truth," he said before entering.  

"We've got the numbers, there is no doubt about that. We are the ruling party," Moyo said ahead of the impeachment vote against President Robert Mugabe today.

21 Nov 14:08
Moves to impeach President Robert Mugabe are going ahead as planned - CapeTalk

21 Nov 14:06
Jobs, economy is the first point of reference for interim government in Zimbabwe - SABC

21 Nov 14:05
Many people blame Grace Mugabe for the economic slump in Zimbabwe - SABC

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People are optimistic that Robert Mugabe will be impeached - SABC

21 Nov 14:03
Reports says Emmerson Mnangagwa is on his way to Zimbabwe - SABC

21 Nov 14:02
Hundreds gather in Harare ahead of motion to impeach President Robert Mugabe - SABC

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