ZANU-PF, Mugabe’s Own Party, Calls Him Step Down

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s own ruling ZANU-PF party too is urging him to step down and a rally has been planned for Saturday in the capital city Harare.

Zimbabwe achieved freedom from the British rule in 1980 and since then Mugabe has been at the country’s helm. Currently he is facing the starkest challenge following house arrest along with his wife Grace Mugabe by the army on Wednesday.

His party called him to resign and also his wife to step down from the party.

The ambition of Grace was to succeed 93-year-old Robert and this triggered political crisis in Zimbabwe.

A senior member of the ZANU-PF party said, “If he becomes stubborn, we will arrange for him to be fired on Sunday… When that is done, it’s impeachment on Tuesday.”

Even though army can be seen everywhere in Harare, but the city has been calm and people have been warned against looting.

Robert calls himself the grand old man of African politics.

In year 2000 the economy of Zimbabwe collapsed and unemployment currently is about 90 percent. The country’s currency has triggered inflation lately and each month the import prices are rising as much as 50 percent.

Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department said Wednesday they are monitoring the political crisis situation of Zimbabwe closely following the house arrest of President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace Mugabe by the army.

It is also being reported the military is not calling it a coup but to force one of Africa’s longest-standing dictators to step down.