Zimbabweans celebrate end of Mugabe’s era

Jubilant scenes are unfolding on the streets of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, as protests demanding the resignation of President Robert Mugabe have turned to a celebration of the army’s role in ending the nonagenarian’s grip on power.

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BBC say protesters are hugging soldiers in the crowd and cheering for them.
One man told the BBC the day was “about a new beginning.”

War veterans – who until last year were loyal to President Mugabe – also want him to quit.
The BBC says this is a watershed moment and there can be no return to power for Mr. Mugabe.

A man arriving at the rally said: “As Zimbabweans, we are saying to our army: Thank you very much for the peaceful intervention.

“And it’s time for the masses of Zimbabwe to say: Mugabe must go and must go, like, yesterday. We can’t wait to see his back. For us, it’s about a new beginning.”

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