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to bbc am live from harare. another extraordinary day in the history of zimbabwe. president robert mugabe is still the president. he has refused to resign despite mounting pressure from the generals who carried out a military takeover against him last wednesday and despite the huge public demonstrations against him in harare yesterday, he is staying in office. in a televised address to the nation, he said that he would still be presiding over a congress of the zanu—pf party next month, in a few weeks‘ time. so having that the generals, he then made that televised statement and he said he will be carrying on. he said that the military takeover against him had not been a threat to his authority. well, in reaction to his refusal to resign, we have heard from the leader of the war veterans who fought alongside him in the war
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of independence who are opposed to him now saying that speech tonight was nothing to do with reality. we will go for impeachment, say the war vetera ns, will go for impeachment, say the war veterans, and we are calling the people back onto the streets. and zanu—pf, the ruling party here, deposed mr mugabe as their leader earlier on today and they gave him an ultimatum that if you does not resign by midday tomorrow local time, he will be impeached. he clearly is not resigning, so we have to wait and see whether that impeachment process begins. this is what mr mugabe had to say on national television in zimbabwe. the angst of intergenerational conflict must be resolved through harmonised melding of old established players, as they embrace and welcome new rules. new ones, through a well—defined sense of hierarchy and succession.
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indeed, all these matters will be discussed and settled at the forthcoming congress, within the framework of a clear road map that seeks to resolve, once and for all, any omissions or contradictions that have affected our party negatively. the congress is due in a few weeks from now. i will preside over its processes, which must not be repossessed by any i will preside over its processes, which must not
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be prepossessed by any acts calculated to undermine it, or to compromise the outcomes in the eyes of the public. that is robert mugabe with that address to the nation. 93 years of age. the world‘s oldest head of state, and he is still head of state in this country. against all the odds, you might think, under pressure from the party that has deposed him as its leader. under pressure from the army that has carried out that takeover against him and under pressure from his own people, who demonstrated in their tens of thousands yesterday and called for them to take to the streets again, because many of them across zimbabwe will have been deeply disappointed by that speech tonight. and his refusal to resign. milton‘s in johannesburg now.
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you have interviewed robert mugabe and followed his career, i do surprise that he decided that he is staying in office? yes, i was surprised in the general sense. but in following the character of the man that we followed for the last few decades, i was not. because i knew that robert mugabe does not give in very easily. he never gave any inch of concessions throughout this process since the army parked a tank outside his house. he never accepted any of the suggestions that were brought by the suggestions that were brought by the envoys, which was sent by presidentjacob the envoys, which was sent by president jacob zuma, the the envoys, which was sent by presidentjacob zuma, the minister of defence in south africa, the minister of intelligence, nothing was said that robert mugabe agreed with what they were doing. we‘re waiting to see what will happen on
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tuesday when the summit takes place in the angolan capital rwanda, where presidentjacob in the angolan capital rwanda, where president jacob zuma will try in the angolan capital rwanda, where presidentjacob zuma will try and resolve the zimbabwe crisis. but we have always known with mr mugabe‘s background that the man who spent ten yea rs background that the man who spent ten years in prison fighting white minority rule, that he does not give in easily. he does not give in easily, i know that his people know that, but there has been an expectation that having dismissed as party leader today, he would file to the inevitable and resign, has not done that, what will be the reaction of the people in zimbabwe, many of whom demonstrated yesterday against him? yes, huge disappointment not just in zimbabwe, but across the river here as well. as you would know, millions of zimbabweans crossed the border here for better
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economic opportunities. and because their country‘s economy collapsed under president robert mugabe‘s watch. so they were all hoping that today, the leader who has been ruling the country since 1980 would just call it quits, and he did not. so huge disappointment here and i am sure huge disappointment across the african continent and beyond. thank you very much indeed, so huge disappointment for many who demonstrated yesterday. i have demonstrated yesterday?! have demonstrated yesterdeye! have ‘{’~ 1 of demenstrated yesterdeye! have ‘f’~* of who demenstrated yesterdeye! have ‘f’~* of of who of great euphoricjoy after scenes of great euphoricjoy after thinking they had reached the end of his reign after 37 years. author and entrepreneur
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nozipo maraire was at a march yesterday demanding the resignation of robert mugabe. she‘s been telling me she is confident he will go soon, despite tonight‘s speech. we are entering a post—mugabe era. whatever the speech was the night, if you saw what happened on the streets yesterday, both at the war vetera ns streets yesterday, both at the war veterans mass rally and on the streets of zimbabwe, people were .-.x.-.-..-..x.- es --—l-l- eeeege -_. buoyant, - entering an air of . g sues “— . g sues —— an air of income sues —— an air of inclusivity. we can never go back. people reporting he was going to say in this address on television, i resign as president, i resign as head of state. we did not hear those words. i do think there is a tricky element here which is on the one hand, there must not be any appearance of coercion on the part of the military. and i think perhaps live, flanked by the generals, resignation may be perceived that way. i think what is happening right 110w way. i think what is happening right now in zanu—pf is a political process and a political solution. we
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are entering a post—mugabe in and i hope zimbabweans are not deflated by this. they must know that we have begun a process that will move forward. but they will be deflated, won‘t they? because you know that the expectation that was raised with that huge demonstration here that you took part in, they were demanding his resignation and they thought they were probably going to get it tonight. yes. like i said, i think the people will feel very deflated. the spirit was incredible, the demands were there, but zimbabweans so patient. this is our kind of coup, not coup, our kind of process , kind of coup, not coup, our kind of process, and i really don‘t think there is any doubt that mugabe will go. is he going to be impeached now? that is what zanu—pf have said, if he does not go by midday tomorrow, local time here in harare, parliaments down there behind us will start impeaching him straightaway pretty much. will start impeaching him straightaway pretty muchlj will start impeaching him straightaway pretty much. i think that political process has already begun. you have ten out of ten provinces casting a no vote, he has
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been removed as head of the party, it is just been removed as head of the party, it isjust a been removed as head of the party, it is just a matter of another final hurdle because debt before he‘s impeached. he is a pretty stubborn guy! 0rbis pressure, the party, the army, the people and still he won‘t go. it is 37 years of power, i don't think it has even sunk and psychologically. even from what we saw, there is no real cognition that, i am saw, there is no real cognition that, iam no saw, there is no real cognition that, i am no longer in power. the military intervention, he said, was no challenge to his authority. there is no sense is pretty being challenged and i don‘t think is no sense is pretty being challeizi. think d i don‘t think is no sense is pretty being
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challeizi. think the ion‘t think is no sense is pretty being challeizi. think the world 1ink is no sense is pretty being challeizi. think the world would office. i think the world would agree that is a completely unrealistic expectation and our country cannot be held hostage by the dreams of a single human being. so that is an activist who was demonstrating yesterday on the streets. and there has been a call from the war veterans, the people who fought alongside robert mugabe in the warto who fought alongside robert mugabe in the war to liberate zimbabwe for people to turn out onto the streets again, especially on wednesday, the impeachment process is expected could begin on tuesday, when parliament resumes and people being called back out onto the streets on wednesday. let‘s get more reaction to this refusal of mandarin —— mr mugabe to resign. from the representative in the uk of zanu—pf, the ruling party. extraordinary day because we had your party, zanu—pf, dismissing mr mugabe as party leader. then the expectations he
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would resign of his own volition. but he did not do that. when you saw that he had not done that and you saw that speech, what was your reaction? well, the first reaction was, i was stunned. extremely stunned and crushed. but as i reflected and tried to tap into his mindset right now, i think there are things that stand out to me. the first thing would be, probably, 0k, he is in denial. the other thing is, president mugabe has always had an overi nflated president mugabe has always had an overinflated sense of his popularity. so i might overinflated sense of his popularity. so. might be popularity. so he mightree holding the party
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constitution. i regulations. party constitution. i am sure that is what he is focused on. to say, ok, this was contrived. i was not really voted out by my party because so and so did not attend. coming to the impeachment itself, i am sure there is a sense that he is holding onto that there are some members of parliament and members of the senate that with him. that the impeachment might not get the two thirds majority that it needs. so i think he is going to drag it out because he has some hope that he can still get away with this poll it off. i think that is where he is coming from. i do not think it is totally an issue for the power of
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the universe, but he would think in a president mugabe way that there is a president mugabe way that there is a technical loophole that he can cling on to and drag this out to a destination which he scripts himself. not put in front of him by anybody. all right. the uk representative of zanu—pf, thanks very much, from london. more analysis now, george sherry is a political analyst and expert on zimbabwe, currently in venice. thank you very much for being with us. what are your thoughts on another extraordinary day in this current crisis here in zimbabwe? well, in some ways, i am not surprised. let me explain why i am not surprised. the first argument he advancesis not surprised. the first argument he advances is about intergenerational politics. nobody in zimbabwe would
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be against intergenerational politics. the question is, what does he mean by that? so the challenge he is offering, i think, is for people to define what he means or for themselves to define what intergenerational politics means. until now, everybody has assumed what zimbabwe needs is young people. i would say, what is generative? and you need to win that argument, what is generative? g40 which he genuinely did see as young people, do not offer anything
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that can take zimbabwe into the modern, yes? and just saying, the country is facing economic difficulties, which is it v: z not lisjgi iziisi isi iiiiiiiii eriii .. . .. .. . it go from here? so i would does it go from here? so i would argue politically, people have to win that argument. let mejust win that argument. let me just interrupt you. we have not got much time. what do you think happens next? there is a threat to impeach robert mugabe, do you think that will happen and will that be successful? two things, you have to look at what the impeachment process, it is much more complex than you think. you have to be given the grounds for it and you are given the right to respond and go in that direction. he is hoping that the assembly and senate meeting together will prolong
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the process. and this is the kind of attrition in that sense. my hope is that both the assembly and senate will come together. the electorate will come together. the electorate will publish anybody who is seen to be protecting their self—interest. so it depends on what the grounds of impeachment are and robert mugabe is anticipating, assuming, miscalculating in my view, that people will not produce coherent grounds of impeachment. so just to say the economics is terrible is not grounds for impeachment. go back to the impeachment rules as the constitution itself says. that is where we are. all right. thank you very much. really sorry. we are out of time. thank you so much for joining us from venice. let mejust bring you breaking news. we have heard that the generals involved in this crisis since their military ta keover this crisis since their military takeover saying that they will issue their own statement on all of this
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in the morning so we will hear from the military in the morning. it has been another momentous day here in zimbabwe. first of all, the zanu—pf central committee dismissing robert mugabe as their leader after 37 yea rs. mugabe as their leader after 37 years. and then mr mugabe surprise eve ryo ne years. and then mr mugabe surprise everyone i refusing to resign as president and head of state and vowing to go on. that is the latest from harare, back to you in the studio in london. ben brown and harare, in london —— in zimbabwe. i‘m ben bland, in london. and coming up, i‘ll bring you up to date with the rest of the day‘s news. and also, the sport, including... two new names in the final of the mens‘ end of season tennis showpiece — but will it be goffin or dimitrov who adds their name to the list of legends of the game? jackson has been released on bail
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after turning himself into police in sa nta after turning himself into police in santa barbara. it was the biggest demonstrations so far of the first growing european antinuclear movement. the south african government has thesouth african governmenthas that it is a. thesouth african governmenthas that it is opening a. thesouth african governmenthas that it is opening the a. announced that it is opening the country‘s remaining whites only beaches the people of all races. this will lead to a black majority government in this country and the destruction of the white civilisation. pa rt civilisation. part of a century‘s old windsor castle, one of the queen‘s residences, has been consumed by fire for much of the day. 150 firemen had been battling the blaze which has caused millions of £ worth of damage. this is bbc world news. the latest
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headlines. the zimbabwean president robert mugabe has defied his party‘s demands to step down, in an address to the nation. mr mugabe now faces impeachment by zanu—pf, which earlier removed him as party leader. some of the stories making the news from around the world. argentina has detected signals which may be from the submarine that went missing with 44 crew on board. the sanjuan last made contact on wednesday and experts or looking to trace the origins of the transmissions. talks aimed at forming an unprecedented coalition in germany have been extended beyond a second deadline. the party of chancellor angela merkel is trying to form an alliance with the greens and the free democrats. carbon emissions and refugee numbers are the main sticking points. 15 people have been killed in a stampede which broke out while food aid was being handed out in morocco. five people were injured when the incident happened
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in the southwestern town, sidi boulaalam. the moroccan king is offering help to the victims‘ families, and ordered a criminal investigation. chileans are voting for a new president to replace michelle bachelet, who is barred from seeking an immediate re—election under the constitution. eight candidates are contesting the first round of voting, with a run—off likely to be needed in december to decide the eventual winner. more than 30,000 runners have taken part in delhi‘s half marathon, despite calls by doctors to postpone it on health grounds. air pollution was measured at eight times above safe levels. some runners wore anti—pollution masks as they took part. nick marshall—mccormack has all the sport. thanks very much. he was showered in confetti and he lifted the trophy high, what a confetti and he lifted the trophy high, whata night confetti and he lifted the trophy high, what a night for grigor dimitrov after he won the biggest tennis tournament of his career at
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the atp finals in london. he had to break david goffin three times to see to win but he only needed one break to win the match. the third set a tough encounter. it had the fa ns set a tough encounter. it had the fans loving the desperate shotmaking. the crucial break was on the sixth game and dimitrov sealed the sixth game and dimitrov sealed the win with his fifth match point. winning $2.5 million for his trouble. he will finish the year as the world number three. tommy fleetwood has been crowned european world number one golfer, for the first time, after a dramatic collapse from justin rose, at the world tour championship. spain‘sjon rahm won the last event of the season while rose sacrificed a one shot lead to throw away his chance of winning enough points to beat fleetwood. 0ur golf correspondent, iain carter, was watching the action in dubai. no one would have seen this coming, particularly when justin rose was a p pa re ntly particularly when justin rose was apparently cruising towards victory, not just apparently cruising towards victory, notjust in the world tour championship, but also in the race
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to dubai. a top two finish would have got thejob to dubai. a top two finish would have got the job done. rose went to to dubai. a top two finish would hav turn the job done. rose went to to dubai. a top two finish would hav turn in ie job done. rose went to and m nine. but at the 12, he front nine. but at the 12, he dropped a shot, at the 1ath, he found the water, and at the 16th, more bunker trouble and that was another drop—shot. it meant he needed a birdie, birdie finish, he found a birdie on the 17th, nearly got that bunker shot but could not find the eagle he needed at the last, only a find the eagle he needed at the last, onlya birdie, find the eagle he needed at the last, only a birdie, finished in a share of fourth place. and tommy fleetwood who had a poor day round in 7a, he finished in 20 first place and had enough in the bank to make sure he was the race to dubai champion. i've been saying it for a while that the race to dubai is very, very cool. 2017 can never be beaten, can it? no, it‘s been a big one.
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ba by frankie arriving safely, and he‘s great. i‘m going to get married in a couple of weeks. yeah, i mean, it‘s been the best year of my life by an absolute mile. and, you know, on the course, it‘s been great. i‘ve played some of the bestgolf of my career and done things that i‘ve never done before. what a cruel game it can be at times. i guess so. the 12th hole was a disappointing estate with an eight iron into the green and even going down the par—5, everything was in hand. just hit a poor shot into the water which i guess ultimately kind ofjust put me chasing. and it was tough to make something happen. david moyes‘s first match in charge of west ham was a 2—0 loss to watford on sunday, in the english premier league. moyes was taking charge since slaven bilic was dismissed, and he made three changes to the side thrashed by liverpool two weeks ago, including the return of andy carroll. but west ham‘s attack was weak and their creaky defence was exposed again by marco silva‘s men. will hughes and richarlison scored in watford‘s only second home win this season.
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watford climb to eighth on 18 points with the win, while west ham are stuck in the relegation zone. we wa nt we want to be in the games. we stayed in the game for most of it. we made a couple of chances to get ourselves goals, we did not get them today. the girls change games. you get them, it covers a multitude of sins. we didn‘t take the chances today so we have to play better, thatis today so we have to play better, that is what i think. i did not really enjoyed bits of the performance that if we had got the girls, ithink performance that if we had got the girls, i think it would have turned things round a bit. and that‘s all the sport for now. thank you, see you soon. a reminder of the top story. the president of zimbabwe, robert mugabe, has defied his party by giving an address to the nation in which he was expected to announce his resignation, but he did not. many zimbabweans are reported to be baffled by the
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president‘s move. he was given 2a hours to announce his resignation as president, after the zanu—pf party, which he founded removed him as leader. in his televised address, he insisted he will preside over the party congress that is happening in december. this is after the military appeared to take power, although he remains very much in the role of president. refusing to stand down, defying those calls. plenty more reaction and analysis on the bbc news website. that is being updated all the time. this is bbc world news today. thanks for watching. hello, it may have been a cold weekend, but it ended on a fine note for many with a lot of dry weather
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and even some sunshine as we can see from these weather watcher pictures from these weather watcher pictures from these weather watcher pictures from the isle of wight, to 0rkney. a lot of cloud moved into western parts in the uk so cloud winds out over night. after a chilly start across eastern parts, temperatures rise tonight, cloud moving in and rain. northern ireland, scotland, northern england, wales, the midlands, east anglia, rain is light and patchy in southern england. not all of this turning milder, still colder in place in scotland and as the wet weather moves in, we will see snow. the hills north of the central belt, above 400 m. msc start across scotland with rain and heavy rain in places. the higher you go, snow in the central belt. rain across northern ireland and northern england, east midland. southern england, east midland. southern england, the midlands and wales, the overnight rain is light and patchy in nature, but plenty of cloud. look how mild it is to start the day! so
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different from how sunday started. through monday, after a wet start for some of us, gradually turning drier. it takes awhile to get rid of the reigning inland, but it improves during the afternoon. by the breaks to the east of high ground anywhere in the uk possible but expect a lot of cloud through the day. patchy light rain and drizzle into the afternoon some areas. most of those milder, but single figure temperatures in scotland. this is monday evening. a lot of cloud with light and patchy rain. rain working through northern ireland, moving across northern england and the scotla nd across northern england and the scotland through the night and into tuesday. milder eventually reaching into scotland means snow turning the rain across most of the hills during tuesday. wind is picking up across the board. more rain working south east across england and wales through tuesday. temperatures a little high even in scotland, but elsewhere around 12—14d. the big picture tuesday and wednesday, dominated by low pressure. the wind
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is getting stronger, so for the second half of the week, quite turbulent, with low pressure giving wet and windy conditions at at times. this week, it is turning milder, quite a bit of wet weather around and especially midweek, often windy. the headlines. the zimbabwean president, mugabe has defied his party‘s demands to step down n an i dress to the anyway. he said he intended to lead next month‘s congress of the ruling party. he now faces impeachment by zanu—pf which earlier removed him as the party leader. 15 people, many of them women have died ina 15 people, many of them women have died in a stampede at a market in morocco. bad weather is hampering the fourth day of the search for an rge tinniannaval submarine which is
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