Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe attends a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University on the outskirts of Harare. Picture: AP Photo/Ben Curtis
Harare - Life appears to be going on normally in Zimbabwe the morning after President Mugabe angered the masses with a televised announcement that turned out not to be a resignation as widely expected.

On Monday morning in Harare, people were on their way to work, children were in class, vendors were on the streets and taxis were running freely in the capital.

While it was generally, peaceful, the army tanks were still placed strategically at Mugabe's office and other key government institution, a clear indication that the standoff is far from over.

Mugabe himself is still confined to his private residence and the true picture of what is happening may only unfold after midday. Zanu PF have given the 93-year-old until noon to resign or face a humiliating impeachment in Parliament.

Stung by the lacklustre announcement the war veterans and and opposition are piling on the pressure for him to step down.

Shortly after engineering his sacking from Zanu PF and that of his wife Grace from the party on Sunday, the war veterans were expected to hold a press conference on Monday morning at 9:30am amid news that his exit was being carefully managed to ensure it is constitutional.

Sources said part of the deal with the military after the talks on Sunday was to first dispel the notion of a coup in the country and let him resign in return for a safe passage out of the country for his family and wealth.

Opposition Movement for Democratic Change member of Parliament James Maridadi is not letting speculation stand in his way and has begun a process to get Mugabe impeached in Parliament.

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