A Zimbabwe ruling party official tells The Associated Press that recently fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will take over as the country’s leader within 48 hours.
Ruling party chief whip Lovemore Matuke says Mr Mnangagwa, who fled the country after his firing, “is not far from here.”
The official spoke to the AP immediately after the Parliament speaker announced Mugabe’s immediate resignation during impeachment proceedings.
Mr Matuke says they look forward to Mr Mugabe doing the handover of power “so that Mnangagwa moves with speed to work for the country.”
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) November 21, 2017