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Robert Mugabe reportedly accepts exit deal as uncertainty swirls around Zimbabwe presidency

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has agreed to step down in a deal with the military that grants him and his wife, Grace, full immunity from prosecution and lets them keep their property, CNN reports, citing a source "with knowledge of negotiations over Mugabe's future." Still, a deadline from the ruling Zanu-PF party passed on Monday and there was no public statement or resignation notice from Mugabe, 93.

On Sunday, the party ousted him as party leader and Mugabe stunned Zimbabweans by refusing to resign in a rambling televised speech. If Mugabe does not step down, the Zanu-PF party said, they will impeach him. Last week, the Zimbabwean military put Mugabe and his wife under house arrest, prompting thousands of Zimbabweans to take to the streets demanding an end to Mugabe's regime.