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Live Reporting

By Dickens Olewe and Clare Spencer

All times stated are UK

  1. Mugabe 'will be impeached by end of week'

    Nick Mangwana has told the BBC he expects President Robert Mugabe to be impeached by the end of the week.

    They were dealing with a "very stubborn man", Zanu-PF's UK representative said.

    Quote Message: He is going to fight to the death.
    Quote Message: He can't do it [resign] himself, we have to do it for him."
  2. 'Utter disappointment' over Mugabe speech

    Nick Mangwana, the UK representative of the ruling party Zanu-PF, told the BBC he watched Robert Mugabe's speech with "utter disappointment".

    Quote Message: Robert Mugabe has just rained on Zimbabwe's spirit.
    Quote Message: Every one of my compatriots is downcast.
    Quote Message: I am very sad."
  3. Mugabe digging in his heels

    Milton Nkosi

    BBC Africa, Johannesburg

    There were military officers in fatigues pushing the papers in front of President Robert Mugabe as he made his speech... but still there is no resignation.

    Mr Mugabe will not give in until he is impeached.

    It is quite clear that he is holding the line that he has been holding all week.

  4. Will parliament impeach Mugabe?

    Lucy Fleming

    BBC News

    Earlier today Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party gave President Robert Mugabe until 10:00 GMT tomorrow to resign as president, or face impeachment.

    Impeaching the president would require a two-thirds majority in both houses of Zimbabwe's parliament, which is due to resume on Tuesday.

    Zanu-PF has an overwhelming majority in both houses, but it may be that after meeting the top military commanders today, they have decided to give the 93-year-old leader a more dignified exit.

    However, his failure to resign is likely to come as shock to many Zimbabweans who witnessed an historic anti-Mugabe march in the capital, Harare, on Saturday.

    Here people had gathered in a bar in Harare to watch his speech.

    People watch President Mugabe's speech in a bar in Harare, Zimbabwe

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  5. Mugabe to stay on - until when?

    Lucy Fleming

    BBC News

    It looks like President Robert Mugabe, 93, is going to stay on as Zimbabwe's leader at least until the ruling Zanu-PF's congress in December.

    This is when party positions are officially ratified - and when Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was made Zanu-PF leader today by its central committee, may officially take over leading the country.

  6. BreakingMugabe finishes speech without resigning

    President Mugabe has finished his speech, confounding expectations that he would resign.

  7. Mugabe to preside over Zanu-PF congress

    Mr Mugabe has said he will preside over the Zanu-PF congress due to be held in December.

  8. 'Long-winded' speech

    A Twitter account that monitors the media in Zimbabwe says President Mugabe's speech has all the hallmarks of his personal spokesman George Charamba:

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  9. A tradition of resistance - Mugabe

    President Mugabe has been covering a number of topics.

    He has acknowledged that the country's economy is going through a "difficult patch".

    He has also hailed the Zimbabwean national character and spoken of a "tradition of resistance".

    He is now speaking about the party he ran until today, Zanu-PF.

    He says the party has strict rules that have to followed.

  10. Mugabe makes his address

    President Robert Mugabe is reading his address flanked by military commanders and those who have been negotiating with him since the military takeover, including Catholic cleric Fidelis Mukonori:

    Mugabe
    Mugabe
  11. Zimbabwe needs to 'return to normalcy'

    Mr Mugabe says that he acknowledges the concerns that were raised by the military in meetings following its intervention.

    He says the intervention was "triggered by concerns arising from their reading of the state of affairs in our country and in the ruling Zanu-PF party".

    He says that Zimbabwe needs to "return to normalcy".

  12. Mugabe made aware of 'issues'

    Mr Mugabe says a meeting with the military leaders today has made him aware of issues that need to be addressed in the country.

  13. Mugabe starts to speak

    A frail President Mugabe has begun speaking

  14. The generals are waiting...

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    The state-run Chronicle newspaper has tweeted a photo of army generals seated and waiting for Mr Mugabe to give his address. He is expected to say that he will resign.

  15. Presidential guard 'redeployed'

    A Wall Street Journal reporter in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, tweets that the presidential guard has been deployed to the residence of Emmerson Mnangagwa, the new Zanu-PF leader who is expected to take over as president if Robert Mugabe quits:

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    This is a photo of President Mugabe inspecting the presidential guard in August:

    Robert Mugabe inspecting the presidential guard in August 2017
  16. Please read correct speech, tweeters joke

    Robert Mugabe in 2015
    Image caption: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe carried on with his speech in parliament in 2015 despite heckles

    Some tweeters have been joking that those close to 93-year-old Robert Mugabe should make sure the Zimbabwean president reads the correct speech tonight.

    In 2015, he was heckled by opposition MPs when he read out the wrong speech at the opening of parliament.

    Instead he delivered a state-of-the-nation address he'd given the month before - and correspondents described it at the time as the most embarrassing blunder in his long political career.

    BBC correspondent Nomsa Maseko is among those who have cited the error as the leader, who has been in power since 1980, prepares to address the nation five days after the military took power:

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  17. ZBC's 'biggest audience ever'

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    The Guardian's Africa Correspondent Jason Burke jokes that the state broadcaster could clear the country's national debt by selling advertising for a commercial break during Mr Mugabe's expected speech, such is the interest in it among Zimbabweans and around the world.