Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe agrees to leave Presidential post

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe gestures from on board a truck as he inspects a guard of honour during the Defence Force's 36th Anniversary celebrations in the capital Harare, Zimbabwe, August 9, 2016. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo - S1BETULIHIAA
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe agrees to leave Presidential post.

A source familiar with the talks between Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and army leaders over his stay in power said Mugabe had agreed to step down after 37 years in office.

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Zimbabwe’s ruling National Union-Patriotic Front (PFN) has announced that it will give Robert Mugabe a deadline of 12:00 on Monday to announce his resignation from the country’s presidency.

The party said in a statement read on Sunday by the country’s e-security minister, Patrick Chinamasa, that he would begin taking necessary measures to isolate Mugabe if he refused to resign until the deadline.

The statement said the party would nominate Mugabe’s deputy, Emerson Mangangwa, for the next presidential election.

The announcement came hours after Mugabe was sacked from party chairmanship and Mengagawa appointed to his post.

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