Zimbabwe protests: 'Robert Mugabe knows his time is up'
The people of Zimbabwe, in their tens of thousands, have never seen anything like it.
- by John Ray, Africa Correspondent for ITV News
The people of Zimbabwe, in their tens of thousands, have never witnessed anything like it.
Vast demonstrations against the rule of President Robert Mugabe.
To cap it all, it was broadcast live on state television, for so long his official propaganda channel.
Perhaps the Old Man was watching. He would have got the message.
"We have waited 37 years for this," one middle aged man told me.
"All my life. I can hardly believe it, but he must go."
The crowds were vast.
In Harare I saw opposition leaders sit with veterans of Zanu PF. The ruling party has abandoned its boss.
They cheered the army, so long the tool of oppression, now appearing in the guise of liberators.
In this upside down world, people believe the once impossible is now a certainty.
"He's finished," a senior figure in the opposition movement told me.
"Whatever he does now, he's finished."