BREAKING NEWS: Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe president


HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has tendered in his resignation as an impeachment hearing to remove him from office was underway in the capital this evening.

National Assembly speaker Jacob Mudenda read out Mugabe’s resignation letter following legislators to halt the impeachment process that had been moved to the Harare International Conference Centre.

“I Robert Gabriel Mugabe, hereby formally tender my resignation as President of Zimbabwe with immediate effect,” the letter read. 

The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him.

Lawmakers roared in jubilation and people have begun celebrating in the streets.

Mugabe, who has been in power since independence in 1980, had previously refused to resign despite last week's military takeover and days of protests.

Comments (4)

a new zimbabwe, a new start, it is better for us, zimbabweans, to fail on our own than to let someone block us, when u become blind, let someone lead you, thank you zimbabwe .

arnold - 21 November 2017

This is a time to cherish in the history of our country, ZIMBABWE! Noteworthy is what the mighty BULLET has accomplished so far in Operation Restore Legacy. Thanks General Guvheya. This moment definitely becomes a milestone in our quest for democracy and true freedom IF this is followed by credible FREE and FAIR elections for a PEOPLE BALLOT CHOICE of leader of Zimbabwe. For now lets enjoy and cherish this moment, BUT puleez.. go and REGISTER TO VOTE!!! ZIMBABWE ne hupfumi hwayo, ndeye VANHU..

Will Blackman - 21 November 2017

THE DESPOT IS GONE! He must carry as much zanu chaff as he can! Its gud for the pple to feel happy but we should note that lacoste is the other side of the the coin that zanu is. My hope is ed will reform radically and depart from mugabe tradition!

SaManyika Chaiye - 22 November 2017

Ego and self worship has been the down fall of many leaders in Africa. Egos and and idol worship of one's self. The weakness to material and colonial patronize has to be changed. Mugabe will go down in African history as the most recognized and the reference and to lost the most in Africa as that Pan Africanist, Nationalist only to expose his weaknesses and the people wanted no more. They believed in Bob for almost 4 decades even though cracks were showing in his idiologies and never somehow took off for the benefit of the people. Humility and Humble we must learn. If not many more will fall by the waste side as Bob has done.

Piankhi Ptah Atum Rayay - 22 November 2017

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