A successful impeachment would require a two thirds majority in both Zimbabwe’s houses of parliament, where the session resumes on 21 November 2017. The ruling Zanu PF party has a two-thirds majority in both. However, the party is split into two factions, one supporting Mnangagwa and the other supporting Mugabe’s wife. Pictures from the negotiations between Chiwenga and Mugabe were published in the state-controlled Herald newspaper.
Father Fidelis Mukonori, a Catholic priest and friend of Mugabe’s, is mediating in the talks, while South Africa representatives also attended. Tomorrow, Mugabe’s former allies, the war veterans, are hosting a national rally in Harare, where Zimbabweans from various political parties, religions and elsewhere are expected to attend.