20 Nov 2017

Zimbabwe waits as Mugabe told to quit presidency

From Morning Report, 7:15 am on 20 November 2017

Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party has sacked him, after almost four decades at the helm. The 93-year-old has been replaced by an interim leader Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was himself sacked by Mr Mugabe just last month. The Zanu PF party has also expelled Mr Mugabe's wife, Grace, and others from the party. The party's spokesman Patrick Chinamasa has given Mr Mugabe a deadline to step aside as president or he'll face impeachment proceedings. Correspondent in Harare is Erin Conway-Smith joins us with the latest as the nation waits for Mr Mugabe to step down.