Breaking: Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe President

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Robert Mugabe (right) meets generals at State House in Harare on Sunday. Photograph: AP

‘I thank you and good night,’ Zimbabwe’s Mugabe says, ending without announcing resignation.

Chris Mutsvangwa, who has been leading a campaign to oust Mugabe, told Reuters in a text message moments after the speech that people would take to the streets of Harare on Wednesday.

He was constantly shuffling papers during his rambling speech.

Breaking: Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe PresidentNo resignation but he’s ‘sorry’ he messed up the pages ‘It was a long speech’

He has stunned the nation by refusing to resign and has said he will preside over party Congress in a few weeks, ignoring the fact he is no longer its leader. Get live update here

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