November 17, 2017 / 8:29 PM / 5 months ago

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party calls for Mugabe resignation

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party called on Friday for President Robert Mugabe to resign, the main state newspaper The Herald reported, the latest sign that the aging leader’s authority has collapsed after an army takeover.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace attend a meeting of his ruling ZANU PF party's youth league in Harare, Zimbabwe, October 7, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

The newspaper said that ZANU-PF branches in all 10 provinces had met on Friday and had also called for Mugabe’s wife Grace to resign from the party.

Reporting by Ed Stoddard; editing by Ralph Boulton

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