Robert Mugabe’s downfall was caused by the ambitions of his combative wife Grace, whose emergence as his likely successor proved a step too far for Zimbabwe’s military, analysts say.
Mugabe’s former deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to be sworn in today as the country’s interim leader.
Zimbabwe’s parliament prepared to start impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe Tuesday, as ousted vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who could be the country’s next leader, told him to step down.
The minister says the situation in Zimbabwe is confusing, as it is difficult to point out who is currently running the country.
On Monday, retired deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke denied an application by Dr Manamela seeking a postponement.
If Zuma loses the Presidency, he stands in all sorts of dangers, not least of which is prosecution for past financial crimes and the prospect of his ending his days in prison.