The leaders of four African countries will discuss the situation in Zimbabwe

© AFP 2017Протестующие encourage President Mugabe to resign in Harare, Zimbabwe. 18 Nov 2017The leaders of four African countries will discuss the situation in Zimbabwe© AFP 2017

The leaders of the four countries of the development Community southern African (SADC) to discuss Tuesday at a summit in the capital of Angola the situation in Zimbabwe, where on Sunday President Robert Mugabe has dismissed the head of the ruling party.

«As expected, the summit will discuss the events that unfold in Zimbabwe,» reports the office of South African President Jacob Zuma. Zuma, as noted, intends to participate in the meeting as the Chairman of the Union. Apart from him, as the portal Open Zambia at the summit in Luanda will be attended by the leaders of Angola, Tanzania and Zambia.

Earlier it was reported that the military had taken control of the television station in the capital of Zimbabwe, Harare, and the residence of Mugabe. The President in a telephone conversation with Zuma confirmed that the military is holding him under house arrest.

It was also reported that the wife and probable successor of President grace Mugabe fled the country, and dismissed Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa has returned to the capital to lead the government. Earlier, eight of the ten provincial coordinating committees of the party (PCC) called on Mugabe to resign as President, and the President and first Secretary of the party.

On Sunday Mugabe was suspended from the post of head of the ruling party «Zimbabwe African national Union — Patriotic front» (ZANU PF).

As passed the correspondent of RIA Novosti, in Harare remains calm, periodically meet military patrols and armored cars, the streets near the government agencies blocked.