HARARE: Zanu PF secretary for Finance, Obert Mpofu, who is currently chairing the party’s Central Committee Meeting, has described President Robert Mugabe as ‘outgoing president.’

Today’s meeting, which comes after a drama-filled week that saw Tuesday’s intervention of the army in the running of the country, and widespread demonstrations against Mugabe’s rule on Saturday, is meant to discuss the fate of the 93-year old strongman after his party’s provinces have already passed a vote of no confidence on him.

 In his opening remarks, which may be a sign that Mugabe will be fired from the party, Mpofu said,
“This is a new era not only for the party, but for the country as well.”

Mpofu also paid tribute to the Zimbabwe Defence Forces.

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