ZIMBABWE SHOWDOWN

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has been removed as the leader of the ZANU-PF party, flagging the beginning of the end of his political career. It was expected Mugabe would front the nation today to announce his resignation as President, bringing to an end his 37-year reign, but a final showdown is now brewing after he ended a nationally televised address simply by saying "I thank you and goodnight".

The man leading the campaign to remove Mugabe, Chris Mutsvangwa, told media that people would now take to the streets of Harare this week.