Mugabe is one of the worst tyrants of our lifetimes. Given that he has held and consolidated power for the better part of four decades, I doubt that there is a “constitutionally sound” resolution. It takes revolutions to oust tyrants.
South African government ministers are in Harare for crisis talks with ousted President Robert Mugabe and military leaders who have seized control.
They are trying to reach a deal on the future of Zimbabwe and the man who has led the country for 37 years and is now under house arrest.
The Southern African Development Community (Sadc) regional bloc is to hold emergency talks shortly.
But sources suggest Mr Mugabe may be resisting pressure to resign.
They say Mr Mugabe is insisting he remains the legitimate president. Regional bodies such as Sadc and African Union (AU) will be keen to reach a constitutionally sound resolution to the crisis rather than to endorse a military takeover, say correspondents.