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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to discuss removing him as president.
The mass turnout came after an unprecedented week which saw the army's top brass seizing power and putting Mugabe under house arrest in response to his sacking of Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Eight of the 10 regional branches of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party called for him to resign on Friday.
Zimbabwe's military is taking pains to show respect for the 93-year-old leader, the world's oldest head of state, by referring to him as the president and the commander-in-chief.
Zimbabwe's military said Friday it had detained some "criminals" in Mugabe's government after generals took power in a dispute over who would succeed the 93-year-old leader.
Grace Mugabe became increasingly active in public life in recent years, and became the frontrunner to take the top job when Mugabe last week sacked her arch-rival, vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appealed for a peaceful solution to the crisis in Zimbabwe after President Robert Mugabe told the military he would not step aside.
Wednesday’s coup was the first army intervention in Zimbabwe's politics since the country gained independence from Britain in 1980.
Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai called on Thursday for President Robert Mugabe to step down after the military took control of the country.
Zimbabweans weighed an uncertain future Thursday without President Robert Mugabe after the army took power and placed the 93-year-old under house arrest.
Mugabe, 93, has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980 -- longer than many can remember -- and the sudden move against him by the military left some hoping that his repressive regime would soon fall.
Zimbabwe's Army took control of the country and said it had President Robert Mugabe and his wife in custody.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urged caution in predicting the future of President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since its independence from Britain in 1980.
Neighbouring South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, one of Mugabe's closest allies, said he had spoken to the veteran leader by telephone.
A factfile on Zimbabwe