Zimbabwe Prime Minister Urging President Mugabe to Step Down

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is urging President Robert Mugabe to step down because of his health and advanced age.

There are reports that the 87 year old Mr. Mugabe is being treated for prostate cancer, but he has not publicly confirmed his ailment

Prime Minister Tsvangirai told reporters Wednesday that President Mugabe's should consider stepping down for the sake of the country, his legacy and his children.

On Sunday, Mr. Mugabe returned from one of his several trips to Singapore where he underwent an undisclosed medical treatment.

On his return, President Mugabe declared himself fit.

Mr. Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 31 years, entered into a power sharing agreement with Prime Minister Tsvangirai in 2008 after disputed elections were held. The coalition has had difficulty governing.

President Mugabe has vowed to seek reelection next year.