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There could be [the / a] big change in Zimbabwe. Thousands of people are in the streets asking for President Robert Mugabe to [redesign / resign] . The army [removal / removed] President Mugabe from [power / powerful] on Wednesday. It was [angry / angrily] after Mr Mugabe fired his deputy president. This meant his wife, Grace Mugabe, could have [been / being] in line to take over as president. The army did not like this and [took / taken] control of the capital city. The army said it wanted to [remove / removal] the "criminals" around Mr Mugabe. Members of Mr Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party are calling for Mr Mugabe to step down [has / as] president. Even veterans of Zimbabwe's war for independence are saying Mr Mugabe should quit. They were among Mugabe's most [loyally / loyal] supporters.

Robert Mugabe is 93 years old and is the oldest leader of [many / any] country in the world. He became the Prime Minister of Zimbabwe in 1980 and then became President in 1987. He has stayed [in / on] power for 37 years. Mr Mugabe was an [importance / important] figure in Zimbabwe's fight for [independence / independent] . Zimbabwe used to be called Rhodesia and was a [British / Britain] colony. Mugabe was a [key / keyed] part of the 1965-1980 civil war against British [rule / ruler] . This war lead to elections in 1980. Robert Mugabe and the Zanu party won the elections by a [landslide / earthquake] . Many people are now happy his time as leader is coming to an [ends / end] . One street protestor, Frank Mutsindikwa, 34, said: "I've been waiting all my [life / live] for this day. Free at last. We are free at last."

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