LIVE: Mugabe expected to address nation as he agrees to stand down – reports

Reacting to Mr Mugabe’s dismissal as party leader, his son Chatunga Bellarmine Mugabe insisted “you can’t fire a revolutionary leader” and said Zanu-PF was “nothing” without his dad.

He wrote on Facebook: “Gushungo will always remain the champion of champions! Proud of you Gushungo, proud of dad. Gushungo always and forever to death.”

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Pastor Evan Mawarire, who led demonstrations in Harare on Sunday, had beenย accused of subverting a constitutionally-elected government in February. He tweeted…

Mr Mugabe’s expected television address follows a dramatic few days which saw the military put the politician under house arrest after he fired Mr Mnangagwa.

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Demonstrators at a prayer meeting called to celebrate Robert Mugabe’s dismissal as party leader of Zanu-PF earlier on Sunday.

According to Reuters, a source has said the Zimbabwe military is working on a resignation statement.

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Sources tell Reuters news agency that Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down.

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Robert Mugabe is set to appear on state-run television amid growing pressure for him to resign as President.

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Scenes from earlier in Africa Unity Square, Harare.

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The ongoing talks come after the leader of Zimbabwe’s war veterans threatened to let mob rule decide if he refuses to stand down. The editor of The Zimbabwean tweeted earlier…

Talks between Mr Mugabe and army commander Constantino Chiwenga will continue later today.

The Zimbabwe military has been keen to avoid accusations of a coup.

Officials have not revealed details of the talks, but the military favours a voluntary resignation by the 93-year-old.

Concerns have been raised that Mr Mugabe is delaying his departure to try to protect himself or members of his family from possible prosecution.

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The Zanu-PF has also expelled a number of high-level members close to unpopular first lady Grace Mugabe.

They include minister of higher education Jonathan Moyo; finance minister Ignatious Chombo; Robert Mugabe’s nephew Patrick Zhuwao (currently in South Africa); local government minister Saviour Kasukuwere and foreign affairs minister Walter Mzembi.

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Presidential election would likely take place in 2018

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Grace Mugabe has also been accused ofย  “taking advantage of [Robert Mugabe’s] frail condition” to loot national resources.

She and close associates are facing prosecution.

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Emmerson Mnangagwa was sacked by Robert Mugabe, which led the Zimbabwe military to seize control of power.

He will be the Zanu-PF nominee for president and takes control of the party following Mr Mugabe’s dismissal

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