Harare - People are being bussed to the airport on Wednesday morning where Emmerson Mnangagwa was to land after fleeing Zimbabwe.
The masses were expected to welcome Mnangagwa back home from South Africa where he has been hiding since he fled the country shortly after his sacking.
Mnangagwa had fled Zimbabwe after learning that he might be arrested and later assassinated.
Unconfirmed reports state that the 75-year-old will also be sworn is a president on Wednesday afternoon until Zimbabweans go to elections next year and choose their new president.
He had undertaken not to return unless his safety could be guaranteed. When Mugabe resigned on Tuesday after 37 years at the helm, sparking mad celebrations in the country, Mnangagwa decided to return home.
While he has been Mugabe's right hand man for decades, for some Zimbabweans, Mnangagwa is the right person for acting president at the moment.