Security source: Robert Mugabe will resign tomorrow, Grace will be given safe haven

- Robert Mugabe agreed to step down if his wife is given safe passage out of the country

- Sources claim Mugabe will announce his resignation on Thursday

- Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa tipped to take control of the government

President Robert Mugabe has agreed to step down as the head of state of Zimbabwe in return for the military guaranteeing safe passage out of the country for his wife Grace.

This is according to a security source close to the matter. The source says Mugabe will make the announcement on Thursday.

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Mugabe has negotiated with military officials to allow his wife, Grace, to leave the country while he remains behind and hands over control of the government. While not confirmed as yet it is thought that Grace will seek safe refuge in South Africa.

Briefly.co.zalearned from Citizen.co.za that Zimbabweans have been urged to avoid the Harare CBD tomorrow.

President Jacob Zuma earlier confirmed that Mugabe was being held under house arrest in Harare. He confirmed that Mugabe was confined but safe.

The Zimbabwean army seized control of key strategic locations in Harare on Wednesday before assuring Zimbabweans that President Mugabe was safe. Army officials claimed that they were acting against criminal elements that surrounded the head of state.

Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has returned to Zimbabwe from South Africa. He is not currently in Harare but will according to the source assume control of the government.

Mugabe fired Mnangagwa last week in a move which appeared to clear the way for his wife Grace to ascend to the position of vice president of the ruling Zanu-PF party.

Meanwhile the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane has urged Mugabe to resign from office and for the country to hold elections as quickly as possible.

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  • Security source: Robert Mugabe will resign tomorrow, Grace will be given safe haven

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    Security source: Robert Mugabe will resign tomorrow, Grace will be given safe haven

    Security source: Robert Mugabe will resign tomorrow, Grace will be given safe haven

    Security source: Robert Mugabe will resign tomorrow, Grace will be given safe haven

    Security source: Robert Mugabe will resign tomorrow, Grace will be given safe haven

    Security source: Robert Mugabe will resign tomorrow, Grace will be given safe haven

    Security source: Robert Mugabe will resign tomorrow, Grace will be given safe haven

    Security source: Robert Mugabe will resign tomorrow, Grace will be given safe haven

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