Following mediation efforts by South African envoys to end the political crisis in Zimbabwe, there are rumours that President Robert Mugabe may be opting to go into exile.
A Zimbabwe journalist has tweeted that the details are likely to be revealed in the next 24 hours:
My sources say Mugabe has agreed to step down on condition that he and his family will be allowed a safe passage out of Zimbabwe. His stepping down likely to be confirmed within the next 24 hours. #Zimbabwe.
— Mxolisi Ncube (@NcubeMxolisi) November 16, 2017
Zimbabwean media mogul Trevor Ncube has been tweeting his insights into the negotiations happening between the Mugabes and the military at State House today.
He suggests that the two sides are close to a deal:
I am reliably informed that a deal is being finalized. It appears Mugabe’s demands for safe passage for his family have been granted. Final details might be confirmed in a few hours. #Zimbabwe
— Trevor Ncube (@TrevorNcube) November 16, 2017
— ZBC News Online (@ZBCNewsonline) November 16, 2017