Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe agreed to resign on Sunday after his party, ZANU-PF, sacked him, Reuters reports.

The ruling party had given the 93-year-old head of state 24 hours to resign or face impeachment earlier on Sunday.

According to Reuters, a source close to the negotiations revealed that Mr. Mugabe will soon address the nation and announce the end of his 37-year rule of the southern African country.

Emmerson Mnangagwa, the vice president who Mr. Mugabe sacked earlier in the month, is expected to serve as interim president.

Mr. Mnangagwa’s sacking sparked last week’s military coup, with military leaders viewing Mr. Mugabe’s move as an attempt to give power to his wife, Grace Mugabe.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe was placed under house arrest by the military

 

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