What happens if Mugabe dies now?

via What happens if Mugabe dies now? – Nehanda Radio 3 January 2015 by Gibbs Dube

A constitutional law expert says Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is in a position to assume power in the event that President Robert Mugabe is incapacitated.

Dr. Alex Magaisa of the University of Kent in Britain says Zanu PF conflicts can derail the succession of the president in case something happens to the 90-year old leader.

But he says the constitution is clear on what should happen in case the president is incapacitated while in office.

“The person who is acting president at the time a vacancy arises is the one who takes over up to 90 days as acting president. Then within that period, the political party which was represented by the exiting president will sit down and select a successor.”

Section 101 of the Zimbabwe Constitution stipulates that succession of the president takes place in the event of death, resignation or incapacity of the president.

“If the President dies, resigns or is removed from office, the first Vice-President assumes office as President until the expiry of the former President’s term of office; the second Vice-President assumes office as first Vice-President until the expiry of the former President’s term of office; and upon assuming office as President, the former first Vice-President must appoint a qualified person to be second Vice-President until the expiry of the former President’s term of office.”

It further states that if the first vice-president dies, resigns or is removed from office, “the second Vice-President assumes office as first Vice-President until the expiry of the former first Vice-President’s term of office; and the President must without delay appoint a qualified person to be second Vice-President until the expiry of the former first Vice-President’s term of office.” Studio 7

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    Linderspool 7 years ago

    What happens if Mugabe dies now”. Notwithstanding all the consitutional jargon, I personally will have one hell of a party when the geriatric horror dies!!!

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    Tjingababili 7 years ago

    Zimbabwe dies with him!

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    Peter Homerai 7 years ago

    We seem to be affixed with trivial issues at the expense of more compelling one such as economy,corruption,health care and so on. Unfortunately, the opposition in Zimbabwe is in habitation and some of our best brains spend time on non – issues.

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      Reverend Malunga 7 years ago

      President Mugabe will not die till he accomplishes the purpose for which God raised him. lf God calls him home remember it is God who raises leaders and our constitution will guide us over the future of Zimbabwe….Rev Malunga: Tehillar Christian Network Founder

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    Dubbozimbo 7 years ago

    LOL…..Mugabage has been incapacitated for the last 30 years, someone should have read the fine print earlier.

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    Zuwarabuda Nyamhute 7 years ago

    Reverend Malunga, are you REALLy a man of God, or some front for the CIO? You call yourself a man of God and support a regime that has murdered thousands, killed other thousands via cholera, etc? Destroyed and is destroying a once vibrant economy through theft (Thou shalt not steal), greed and mismanagement? Where is your conscience? Honestly, do you really believe that Robert Mugabe has been annointed by God to misrule and plunder Zimbabwe? Shame on all those who believe in your Satanic deceit and lies.

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    trust 7 years ago

    Mugabe never die his a ghost

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    Mlando 6 years ago

    mugabe is right, u all arguing to yourselves just because u been misled by the white but u forget your people who suffer in their own continent the heart of the world where all your wealth is being taken to other continents n you dont see that you r made slaves in your own home. damn u the black man is God the fight continues with or without u lost sheep Mugabe u are right. let the truth be known n stop judging each other or watch africa perish and found more of the truth before u open your mouth. hola