Goodbye! Thousands of Zimbabweans flood streets of Harare to celebrate Mugabe’s imminent downfall
– Zimbabweans poured into the streets of Harare to celebration Mugabe’s looming fall
– They out-poured their emotions, sung and danced to songs of sweet freedom
– Mugabe has been the country’s leader since its independence. But his reign seems to be ending sooner than expected
Several hundreds of Zimbabweans on Saturday poured into the streets of Harare to celebrate an imminent end of rule for President Robert Mugabe.
Mugabe, 93, has been the country’s leader since its independence in 1980. But his now 37-year-old reign seems to be ending.
“My dream is to see a new Zimbabwe. I’ have only known Mugabe as the president my whole life,” Remember Moffat, an excited 22-year-old Zimbabwean citizen told Reuters.
The ecstatic celebrations follow a military takeover that is believed to must have been precipitated by President Mugabe’s controversial sacking of vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa
The celebrating citizens appear to thank the military for taking charge.
They also seem to be encouraging Mnangagwa to unseat Mugabe.
“I have been waiting for this day all my life. We are free at last. It’s freedom at last,” says Frank Mutsindikwa, 34, as quoted by Reuters.
Mugabe is reportedly being detained at his home. His fate is still not clear.