harare - Army and party have put pressure on Robert Mugabe on Friday to increase the presidency of Zimbabwe after 37 years. All ten provincial branches of the ruling ZANU-PF have given their confidence, according to the state television, because Mugabe (93) is too old and no longer able to exercise power.
The army expressed its support for a mass demonstration planned for Saturday against Mugabe, on condition that it went without violence.
Mugabe insists that he is the legitimately elected president and refuses to restore his fired vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in his position. He showed himself in public for the first time on Friday, after Wednesday's house arrest was alleviated.
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