Zimbabwe civil society groups seek help to oust Robert Mugabe

APA- Zimbabwe's civil society organizations on Saturday asked the African Union to put concerted political pressure on President Robert Mugabe to resign from office over the long standing political and economic crisis which has led to an ever-deepening humanitarian emergency in the c

The civil society groups also called on the Kenyan government together with other African leaders to intervene in the Zimbabwe crisis where millions are currently facing food shortages worsened by a cholera outbreak that has killed thousands.

Addressing the press in Nairobi, the spokesman of the CSOs, Reverend Nicholas Nkarunza said that more than 2,700 people have died of cholera in the country and that half the population is facing the threat of famine, with thousands of people having been displaced.

Nkarunza said that they have already met with Kenya’s civil society groups and they hope to meet with African diplomats in the country and urge them to exert political pressure on Mugabe to resign from office.

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