Zimbabwe’s Mugabe has until noon to stand down or face impeachment

Mugabe stunned Zimbabweans in a rambling late night Sunday television address by avoiding any mention of resignation, pledging instead to preside over a congress next month of ZANU-PF, which had sacked him as its leader only hours earlier.

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  • Cat-astrophe

    Gee, and he’s done so much for his country….

    • Observer

      At least he is a communist dictator and not an Islamic one, or it would be “off with his head”.

  • vwVwwVwv

    African impeachment, will they grill him or is it tome to cook him?

    • UCSPanther
      • vwVwwVwv

        Was he eaten raw?

        • UCSPanther

          I think they just beheaded him after they sliced his ear off on camera. That incident was a case of “what goes around, comes around”, as Samuel Doe reportedly did the same thing to his predecessor in the 1980s…

          • vwVwwVwv

            I think about all the BLM’s who ask for reparations because of slavery.
            I would offer this reparation and end all black privileges.
            Everybody who takes the reparation
            will be repatriated to
            Africa.

      • vwVwwVwv

        Horrible

  • Hard Little Machine

    IF, and that’s an open question, IF they decided to actually hold an impeachment trial of some sort, it could take so long that he could still die in office. Again though, this is not a coup in the classic sense because Zim is not a country in the sens you or I mean it. It’s more of a confederacy of criminal gangs that extort money out of the residents but only up to the point where they won’t rise up. There aren’t the institutions of government you or I expect. Everything is bribe based from getting your mail to the garbage pick up to getting food and other goods set aside so you’re not left out. The financial system is mostly non existent, Zim currency is play money and most transactions are cash only in foreign currencies or gold or gems or other barter commodities. The ‘army’, which isn’t an army, it’s the armed militia of the party that Mugabe ostensibly rules, isn’t interested in power for its own sake, it’s interested in control over cash and fungible goods.At most, this will result in the last few thousand farmers stripped of their land and kicked out of the country. Most agriculture goes to cash crops, not food; specifically tobacco. But tobacco is a great crop because it defies automation and is practical and economic to grow on small plots. So the ‘government’ whomever that is, can still extort money and crop rent from each and every small farmer. Even the ones who are bad at farming.