Saturday 18 November 2017


Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an extraordinary outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe, their leader of the last 37 years.

“We are giving an ultimatum to Mugabe. This aura, this pretence that things are normal going to Zimbabwe Open University capping people, it’s pretence,”– said Chris Mutsvangwa

“These are tears of joy,” Frank Mutsindikwa, 34, told Reuters, holding aloft the Zimbabwean flag. “I’ve been waiting all my life for this day. Free at last. We are free at last.”

Meanwhile the rally at Zimbabwe Grounds has just ended after political leaders who include Comrades Patrick Chinamasa, Oppah Muchinguri, Douglas Mahiya and Victore Matemadanda addressed the massive crowd. Movement for Democratic Change vice president Nelson Chamisa also had the opportunity to greet the massive crowd from the podium.

The procession is now marching into town, from where they are expected to proceed to State House, where roads are clogged with thousands wanting to see President Mugabe out.


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