Ex-Zambian leader Kaunda sent to convince Mugabe to resign

Ex-Zambian leader Kaunda sent to convince Mugabe to resign

Mugabe just won’t leave, despite every attempt to convince him to resign.

Ex-Zambian leader Kaunda sent to convince Mugabe to resign

Ex-Zambian leader Kaunda sent to convince Mugabe to resign

The military has asked him to step down, as well as the War Veteran Association of Zimbabwe; his own Zanu-PF party wants him gone and university students even refused to write exams until Mugabe resigns.

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Now, reports suggest that Zambian President Edgar Lungu has sent former president Kenneth Kaunda to Harare to try to convince President Robert Mugabe to step down in a "dignified exit".

On Sunday, Mugabe was removed as Zanu-PF president and first secretary, and legislators from the ruling party were set to meet on Monday to question the integrity of the 93-year-old leader.

"Dr Kaunda used the presidential jet and has already arrived in Harare," a senior government source told Reuters. Kaunda is also 93 years old.”

To add to the long list of people trying to convince the president that it would be better for him to step down is Botswana President Ian Khama.

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Khama called on Mugabe to end his attempts to remain in office, as he said that he does not think anyone should be president for that amount of time. “We are Presidents, we are not monarchs. It's just common sense," Khama said

Khama said the military intervention presented "an opportunity to put Zimbabwe on a path to peace and prosperity".

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Source: Politics.briefly.co.za

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