According to reports, Mugabe was replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, his vice-president he sacked two weeks ago. Zanu-PF also fired Mugabe’s wife Grace, and two cabinet ministers Jonathan Moyo and Saviour Kasukuwere.
While some tweeps were pleased to hear of the 93-year-old leader’s departure from power after 37 years, some were skeptical and wanted to know why it had taken Zanu-PF so long to remove Mugabe, and what Zimbabwe’s future would look like should he vacate office.
This is what you think of the unfolding developments in Zimbabwe:
The ZANU-PF decision to recall Mugabe perhaps the straw that's broken the camel's back
— Dr.George (TheTalkDoctor™) (@TheTalkDoctor_) November 19, 2017
Expelling Robert Mugabe from Zanu-Pf is not the answer. Zimbabweans must vote for a different party otherwise the same regime will carry on
— Michael Seeger (@MichaelSeeger62) November 19, 2017
Most are quick to applaud ZANU PF & veterans association in #Zimbabwe trynna oust Mugabe but 1 thing: where they been for last 10yrs?
— Nuff ♥ (@Nufftali) November 19, 2017
Even this recall from ZANU-PF does it pass the constitution of ZANU-PF? Was he charged internally? Did he have a chance to defend himself? This G40 cabal thing may prove difficult to sustain in court. Mugabe is not gonna go down without a fight.
— Simphiwe Khumalo (@SimpiweKumalo) November 19, 2017
ZANU-PF.. now please fix the economy… and be the best African country..show them what you made of.. pic.twitter.com/wZOuMqzBGd
— Mr #KEEPMOVING???????? (@Diced81) November 19, 2017
Fun how Zanu PF Spokesperson called the dismissal of EDM was unconstitutional – when you given an unconstitutional mandate do you go ahead and carry it or refuse?
— Stanford Chabayanzara???????????????? (@RebelStan) November 19, 2017
What a tragedy: President #RobertMugabe unwillingly removed as ZANU PF leader, forced to resign as President
— Musara Lubombo???????? (@DrLubombo) November 19, 2017
Well done and forward with Zanu-PF forward. All the best for the people of Zimbabwe.
— Polelwa (@polelwa) November 19, 2017
Is it possible that that we are just celebrated the fall of Zim,the dawn of another Lybia? ZANU-PF
— Street_Economist (@Teboho_Ranks) November 19, 2017
He leads zanupf until congress, and Zimbabwe until elections. Its all interim. Zimbabwe still has to elect IT'S CHOICE
— David Peters Esq. (@DavidPe32257000) November 19, 2017
I am happy tha Mugabe has been sacked as the head of ZANU -PF Party,can't for the news of him stepping down or being impeached…..Out Mugabe out!!!!!!!!!
— I AM ARMANI (@olusolarmani) November 19, 2017
@MYANC should take the lead from the #Zimbabwe #ZANU-PF in how it dealt with G40 Cabal/Faction. This morning SA wakes up to the appointment and immediate Parachuting of Gupta Cabal/Faction Golden Boy #BrianMolefe to Colonel #GuptaFaction???????? pic.twitter.com/ppKY2D8YzQ
— Woke Azanian (@IAmAzanian) November 19, 2017
— Bra Hloni (@HonourableHloni) November 19, 2017
Zanu-PF and the army are about letting the old man leave office in peace. They have some respect for him, their approach is not to embarrass him.
— Colonel Ntsako Baloyi (@NtsakoBaloyi) November 19, 2017
Which African political party offers the best sun protection?
— Gareth Jones (@GarethJonesTV) November 19, 2017
— Independence child (@UkambaCha) November 19, 2017