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>> After ruling for 37 years Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe could be in his final hours as leader. Sources have told Reuters his ZANU-PF party will meet Sunday to dismiss him. They claim they're also set to sack Mugabe's preferred successor, his wife Grace.
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comes as tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare Saturday.
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Reuters Matt Donald Zarutre reports from the process.>> I'm in the streets of Harare where thousand and thousands of Zimbabweans are marching to President Robert Mugabe's residence, the state house. They are on foot, they are using cars, they are honking. All is a joyous scenes here that you can find.
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ver seen before since in the history of Zimbabwe. The military, the Zimbabwe defense forces, has given its approval for this demonstrations.>> In outpourings of elation, people praised the efforts of the army and chanted for freedom. Only on Wednesday, the military seized power from Mugabe. Since he's been holed up in a lavish compound watching support from his ZANU-PF party, the security services and the people slip away.
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Mugabe's nephew, Patrick Zhuwaro, has told Reuters says he won't go without a fight, saying the elderly leader was prepared to die for quote, what is correct. Despite the defined rhetoric, the odds appear increasingly stacked against him. Pointedly as these scenes unfolded in Zimbabwe's capital Saturday, neighboring ruler South Africa's Jacob Zuma said the region was committed to supporting the people of Zimbabwe.
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Adding he was cautiously optimistic of an amicable solution. The military has also thrown its weight behind this so-called solidarity march. The veneer of mass public support might help stave off any future diplomatic backlash for this supposed coup.