Lawmakers from Zanu-PF will meet to discuss impeaching President Robert Mugabe after a deadline passed without him resigning. Picture: AP

Harare - Lawmakers from President Robert Mugabe's ruling party will meet at the party headquarters on Monday to discuss impeaching the 93-year-old leader after a noon deadline passed without him resigning, Zanu PF's chief whip Lovemore Matuke said.

The ruling party removed Mugabe as Zanu PF president and first secretary on Sunday, capping a dramatic week after the military seized power on Wednesday saying it wanted to remove "criminal elements" around the president.

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Zanu PF had given the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to secure a peaceful end to his tenure after a de facto coup.

Earlier on Sunday when the vote to expel Mugabe from Zanu PF was announced, war veterans leader Chris Mutsvangwa, who has spearheaded an 18-month campaign to remove a man he openly described as a “dictator”, embraced colleagues and shouted: “The President is gone. Long live the new President.”