ZIMBABWE–In a few hours, a major announcement is expected from Zimbabwe’s State House, the residence of President Robert Mugabe who has ruled the country since 1980.
The National Broadcaster, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation according to reports was Sunday evening called to the State House, where a major announcement will be broadcast shortly.
While it is unconfirmed yet, it is highly anticipated that Robert Mugabe, who has been under house arrest for the last three days, will be announcing his resignation.
Earlier today, Mugabe was dismissed from the ruling ZANU PF party and replaced by his ex-Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was fired by Mr Mugabe two weeks ago.
The party has given Mr Mugabe, 93, until 10:00 GMT on Monday to resign as president, or face impeachment.
The military intervened last week, in an apparent attempt to block him from installing his wife as his successor.
The first lady, Grace Mugabe, and several other senior officials have been expelled from the party altogether.
Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans attended street protests on Saturday, demonstrating against the Mugabes.
Mr Mugabe has also reportedly been meeting military leaders on Sunday, according to Zimbabwe’s The Herald.
While no details of the talks have been released, photos posted by the state-run newspaper show the two sides – which also met several days ago – shaking hands.