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    Zimbabwe’s four flank approach to removing Mugabe

    Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu PF party’s Central Committee has convened today to discuss recommendations by its provincial coordinating committees. It is expected that the sitting will recall the country’s President, Robert Mugabe, and instruct all Members of Parliament to move a motion to impeach the nonagenarian.

    After more than 4 decades at the helm of the party, beginning before independence, Mugabe will by this evening not have his party. It is the end of his political shelf life.

    On Saturday, record numbers stormed the streets in an amazing show of defiance. For years Mugabe has spoken passionately about the people, whom he has always claimed love him, and want him in power. They rejected him.

    In the past, the citizens have been powerless against Mugabe. Any dissent was crushed routinely and with excessive force by the police. Tear gas and pepper water were used generously each time anyone dared demonstrate against Mugabe.

    On Saturday, they were backed by one of Mugabe’s own. The military, and Mugabe’s last line of defense.

    Last Monday, the military moved in to ‘remove criminal elements around Mugabe’, and to ‘uphold the constitution’. They clipped Mugabe’s wings, blocking him access to state apparatus.

    Their move free both the citizens, and members of the Zanu PF party. Time has not been wasted in rejecting Mugabe.

    This has not been enough however. It was never going to be enough. After 40 years in power, removing Uncle Bob was always going to be a process.

    This is why parliamentarians will move to impeach Mugabe on Tuesday, and put an end to his stay in power, 37 years after he first assumed it.

    This is the approach Zimbabweans have taken. It is the only approach that was ever going to work though.

    Mugabe is isolated politically. He has been rejected socially. The military has broken ranks with him. On Tuesday, he will be eliminated legally. It’s an assault on four flanks, and one which he needs a miracle to avoid, and a bigger miracle to return from.

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