President of Botswana, Seretse Khama Ian Khama has piled pressure on President Robert Mugabe to voluntarily relinquish power to pave way for socio-economic recovery of the country.
In an open letter to President Mugabe shared through Botswana government Facebook account, Khama called on the beleaguered Zimbabwean leader to resign and allow the country to move forward adding that his departure will usher a new political dispensation that will pave way for the much needed socio-economic recovery of Zimbabwe.
“Mr. President, I am writing to appeal to you to be sensitive to the wishes of the people of Zimbabwe and to do the honorable thing by voluntarily relinquishing power as the President of Zimbabwe.
“My appeal is necessitated by an unprecedented situation currently unfolding in Zimbabwe whereby your own party, ZANU-PF, is calling for your immediate resignation and is in the process of instituting impeachment.
“The people of Zimbabwe have for a long time been subjected to untold suffering as a result of poor governance under your leadership. It is therefore my conviction that by vacating the Presidency, this will usher in a new political dispensation that will pave the way for the much needed socio-economic recovery in Zimbabwe.” said Khama.
His sentiments came amid continued pressure from war veterans, civic pressure groups and opposition parties who are calling on Mugabe to resign.
According to War Veterans leader, Christopher Mutsvangwa, another massive protest is on the cards to force Mugabe to resign.
“Save the country further turmoil, if not we are bringing the people back on the streets,” said Mutsvangwa.
Other civic pressure groups under the banner of Citizens Movement have been mobilizing people to continue to protest at the Africa Unity Square in Harare.
Meanwhile, following the expiry of the deadline given to Mugabe to resign, Zanu PF is not leaving anything to chance and have initiated a process to impeach their expelled leader through parliament. At the time of publishing parliament was still in motion at the Harare International Conference Centre and details on the outcome will be shared as they come.