People from across Zimbabwe have converged in Harare and Bulawayo to demand that President Robert Mugabe step down and pave way for a new leader.
Zimbabweans took to the streets for the first time since independence in 1980 to collectively demonstrate against the veteran politician who is currently under house arrest from Tuesday.
Mugabe who turns 94 in February next year is accused of running down the country through unpopular policies and corruption by some of his ministers who have since been arrested.
The Zanu PF leader lost control of the country on Tuesday when the Zimbabwe Defense Forces marched into Harare and ceased power in what analysts have described as a soft coup.
Some of the placards that were being waved by demonstrators demanded the immediate resignation of Mugabe, some also demanded that SADC and AU should stay out of the situation.
A special SADC meeting has been called today in Botswana to discuss the situation in Zimbabwe.
On Wednesday Mugabe held talks with ZDF and a South Africa envoy sent by President Zuma, where it is reported that he refused to step down claiming that he us still the legitimate President of Zimbabwe.
War Veterans yesterday gave Mugabe a 24hr ultimatum to step down under the conditions proposed by the South Africa envoy and ZDF.
Christopher Mutsvangwa who is the war veterans chairman, told the media that if Mugabe doesnt comply with the ultimatum they settle the final score today at their rally at Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfields.
Some of the placards were applauding ZDF while others were calling for ousted Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa to take over