Zimbabwe’s Parliament both ruling party and opposition support launched impeachment proceedings Tuesday against the world’s oldest head of state President Robert Mugabe. The recently fired vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa said President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation’s “insatiable desire”.
The motion for impeachment was introduced by the country’s ruling party ZANU and seconded by the opposition MDC.
The statement reads in part by Mnangagwa after more than a week of silence.
“The people of Zimbabwe have spoken with one voice and it is my appeal to President Mugabe that he should take heed of this clarion call and resign forthwith so that the country can move forward and preserve his legacy,”
“I will be returning as soon as the right conditions for security and stability prevail,” said Mnangagwa, who has a loyal support base in the military. “Never should the nation be held at ransom by one person ever again, whose desire is to die in office at whatever cost to the nation.”
The motion led President Robert Mugabe to resigned. This was announced by the Speaker Jacob Mudenda of Zimbabwe’s parliament. He said he received a letter from Mr. President Mugabe saying he would step down with immediate effect. The announcement made the lawmakers to stopped the impeachment process during the debate to impeach the world’s oldest head of state, who has been power for about 37 years.