Embattled Mugabe awaits his fate

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Two critical meetings are due to take place this Sunday in Zimbabwe when the fate of President Robert Mugabe could be decided.

In the next few hours, Mugabe will hold talks with army chiefs who are expected to call for his resignation.

Leaders of the governing Zanu-PF party will also discuss his dismissal as party chief.

The military took over the country earlier this week calling for Mugabe to voluntarily step down.

The military wants President Robert Mugabe to resign immediately and for an interim government to be put in place before the new month.

But it is reported that Mugabe is reluctant to relinquish power citing legal and constitutional principles.

He wants to complete his term which ends next year.

The fate of 93-year-old leader who has been in power since 1980 might, however, be determined by his party’s Central Committee in a separate meeting across town.

All 10 provincial structures of Zanu-PF have resolved to recall their leader, this making it difficult for the Committee to take a different view.

On Saturday, thousands of Zimbabweans mobilized in support of the military action and called for Mugabe’s resignation.

But despite their demonstrations, it is unclear that the military takeover will result in leadership change.