Robert Mugabe has officially resigned – ending his 37-year rule of Zimbabwe. According to reports, the resignation came hours after Zimbabwe’s ruling party ZANU-PF presented a motion to impeach him. Dozens of Zimbabwean lawmakers celebrated in response to the resignation of dictator Robert Mugabe today.
Zimbabwe’s parliament erupted in cheers as the announcement was made that the 93-year-old President had resigned ‘with immediate effect’.
People danced and car horns blared on the streets of Harare at news that the era of Mugabe who has led Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 was finally over.
In his resignation letter today, Mugabe wrote: ‘I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation with immediate effect.
‘My decision to resign is voluntary on my part. I have resigned to allow smooth transfer of power. Kindly give the public notice of my decision as soon as possible.’