November 19, 2017 / 1:42 PM / a year ago

Mugabe given until noon Monday to quit as Zimbabwe President

FILE PHOTO: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe listens as Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa presents the country's 2014 National Budget to Parliament in Harare, Zimbabwe December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party has given Robert Mugabe until noon (1000 GMT) on Monday to step down as President or face impeachment, cyber security minister Patrick Chinamasa said on Sunday.

He was speaking at a televised news conference after a special party meeting at which Mugabe was sacked as ZANU-PF leader.

Reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe; Writing by Ed Stoddard; Editing by Ed Cropley

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