(171119) -- HARARE, Nov. 19, 2017 (Xinhua) -- People attend a rally to express support for the military in Harare, Zimbabwe, Nov. 18, 2017. (Xinhua/Shawn Jusa) (yk)

University of Zimbabwe students refusing to write exams until President Mugabe resigns was the only activity in Harare as the Monday midday deadline for him to step down came and went with no resignation delivered.

Zimbabweans are now just waiting while Mugabe carries on clinging to power.

The 93-year-old shocked the nation in a confusing late night Sunday television address when he stubbornly refused to resign as widely expected. He also failed to make mention of the the decision of his ruling ZANU-PF party to sack him as its leader.

Instead, he pledged to preside over a congress next month of ZANU-PF, suggesting he still views himself as its leader.

It remains to be seen whether Zanu-PF will live up to its promise to impeach Mugabe after he ignored the noon ultimatum to make way for a fresh start for Zimbabwe.

The opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has also asked Parliament to convene on Tuesda to impeach the President. The MDC will however need the support of ZANU-PF for that process to succeed.

- African News Agency (ANA)