Mugabe resigns as President of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe resigned from his position as Zimbabwean President on Tuesday after resisting efforts by the military, civilians and his own party. The decision came less than a week after the military coup which took over the reigns of the country and the decision by his own party to fire Mugabe as leader of Zanu-PF.

The resignation announcement came moments into a parliamentary meeting in Harare which had been called to impeach the now-former President. Impeachment proceedings were immediately suspended after the house speaker read out the letter from Robert Mugabe which made public his quitting. His successor is set to be former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was sacked by Mugabe only a couple weeks ago.

Inside the Parliament, lawmakers broke out in thunderous applause. Meanwhile, in the streets outside, crowds erupted in celebrations, dancing and cheering in joy, raising their fists and waving Zimbabwean flags.

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