Zimbabweans arrive for anti-Mugabe rally

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Zimbabweans arrive for anti-Mugabe rally
VIDEO SHOWS: PEOPLE ARRIVING FOR ANTI-MUGABE RALLY, PEOPLE SINGING, TENTS AT VENUE, RALLY ORGANISER SAYING MUGABE MUST GO, LOCAL RESIDENT SAYING IT’S A NEW BEGINNING FOR ZIMBABWE, NEWSPAPER HEADLINES

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SHOWS: HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 18, 2017) (REUTERS – ACCESS ALL)

1. BUSES OUTSIDE VENUE OF PLANNED RALLY/ PICK-UP TRUCK WITH ZANU-PF LOGO ARRIVING
2. WOMEN SINGING ON THE BUS, SEEN FROM BUS WINDOW
3. VARIOUS OF PEOPLE SINGING AT RALLY
4. VARIOUS OF PEOPLE ARRIVING
5. TENTS SET UP AT VENUE / PEOPLE ARRIVING
6. (SOUNDBITE) (English) RALLY ORGANISER, BRIGHT MATONGA, SAYING:
“Basically we as Zimbabweans, we are saying to our army thank you very much for the peaceful intervention and it’s time for the masses of Zimbabwe to say Mugabe must go and he must go like yesterday. We cannot wait to see his back and today’s solidarity consists of every Zimbabwean.”
7. PEOPLE GATHERED NEAR TENTS
8. (SOUNDBITE) (English) HARARE RESIDENT, TIRIVASHE MUDONDO, SAYING:
“For us, it’s about a new beginning, for us it’s the end of the tyranny rule and we are going to take our Zimbabwe back. This flag, my guy.”
9. VARIOUS OF NEWSDAY WEEKENDER HEADLINES READING (English): “MUGABE MUST GO, ZANU PF” AND “THOUSANDS FOR MUGABE FINAL PUSH”
10. THE HERALD HEADLINES READING (English): “ZDF OKAYS WAR VETS RALLY” AND GOVT RENAMES ARMY BARRACKS”
11. VARIOUS OF NEWSPAPER SELLER ON THE STREET
STORY: People arrived early on Saturday (November 18) at a rally venue in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, where thousands are expected to show support for a military seizure that could force President Robert Mugabe to resign.Mugabe, at Zimbabwe’s helm since independence from Britain in 1980, faces the starkest challenge ever to his rule after the army seized power on Wednesday (November 15), saying it was targeting “criminals” around the nonagenarian leader.The army appears to want Mugabe to go quietly and allow a transition to Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking last week as vice president sparked the army action.A goal of the generals is to prevent Mugabe handing power to his wife, Grace, 41 years his junior, who appeared on the cusp of power after Mnangagwa was pushed out. Mugabe, 93, who calls himself the grand old man of African politics, looks to be running out of options.