MPs debate motion as likely successor Emmerson Mnangagwa breaks silence to make call for national unity

Zimbabwe’s parliament has begun impeachment proceedings against Robert Mugabe as the country’s ruling Zanu-PF party attempts to strip its former leader of the presidency, and bring his domination of the country he has ruled for almost four decades ago to an end.

The move comes as Mugabe’s most likely successor, the ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, broke more than a week of silence to call for the 93 year-old leader to “accept the will of the people” and step aside.

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