Opposition lawmaker calls for President Mnangagwa’s impeachment

A Zimbabwean lawmaker has reportedly called for the impeachment of President Emmerson Mnangagwa amid a worsening economic crisis facing the southern African country.

Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) lawmaker, Godfrey Sithole urged Zanu-PF legislators to join hands with his party in impeaching Mnangagwa in order to “save the country from the brink of total collapse”.

“I think this is a matter of national interest which has nothing to do with political affiliation so I call upon this house, all legislators from across the political divide to unite as we did in November 2017 when we marched for the abdication of [former president Robert] Mugabe and consider impeaching the current president,” Sithole was quoted as saying.

Parliamentary speaker, Jacob Mudenda, however, interjected the opposition lawmaker, saying he should follow proper procedure in raising the issue, the report said.

Many had hoped that Zimbabwe would emerge from turmoil and return to prosperity following the ouster of the repressive Mugabe almost a year ago, an AP report said.

Instead, the country appeared to be imploding in the days since the new Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube announced a “stabilisation programme”.