Party members believe that Mugabe due to old age, lost control over events in the country. The resignation was supported by the youth League of the party, until recently, remained faithful to the President.
Along with Mugabe expelled from the party and his wife grace. The couple Mugabe should leave the country, said earlier the party official Chris Mutsvangwa, who heads the campaign for the resignation of Mugabe. The new party leader was ousted Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, recently arrived in Zimbabwe from exile.
The army leadership of Zimbabwe, in turn, intends to hold talks with Mugabe on his resignation from the post of President. Negotiations to resolve the crisis continue, with the mediation of the special envoys for South Africa in Harare. The President himself until the last moment categorically rejected the possibility of his departure. 93-year-old Mugabe has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980.
The military announced the temporary seizure of power
On 15 November a group of soldiers took control of the building of the state broadcasting Corporation Zimbabwe, and blocked roads to the Parliament, government buildings and the courts in the capital. The military themselves insist that we are not talking about the coup, and all they want is to bring to justice the perpetrators of the President's entourage. Major-General Sibusiso Moyo said the army to temporarily take control of the country under control, to overcome the growing political, social and economic crisis, and then hand over power to a civilian government.
The President himself was placed under house arrest. 18 November in the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare, held mass demonstration, which has called on Mugabe to voluntarily leave the post of the President.