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Nov 19, 2017 | 14:50 GMT

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Zimbabwe: Mugabe Given Less Than 24 Hours To Quit Presidential Post

The ruling party of Zimbabwe fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Nov. 19 and gave the 93-year-old president less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, Reuters reported. A senior party official said Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy who was recently sacked, will take Mugabe's place. After 37 years in power, Mugabe faces a deadline at noon Nov. 20. About 200 members of the party cheered the announcement in the capital of Harare. Support for the only leader the country has known since independence from Britain has crumbled since the army seized power. The party also expelled Mugabe’s wife, Grace, who had ambitions to succeed her husband.

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