Thousands of Zimbabweans have this morning crowded streets of their capital Harare celebrating the army’s role in ending Mugabe’s rule. Excited Citizens have been seen hugging soldiers around streets and cheering them.
Mr Mugabe, 93, had been under house arrest since the army takeover on Wednesday, he only made his first public appearance on Friday. Mugabe only spoke to open the graduation at a university of which he is chancellor.
The military made its move after a power struggle over the successor for Mr Mugabe, who has held power for 37 years.He sacked Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa last week, apparently to pave the way for his wife Grace Mugabe, who is four decades younger than him, to take over the presidency instead.
The military said it was “engaging” with Mr Mugabe and would advise the public on the outcome of talks “as soon as possible”