Stella Dimoko Zimbabwe's President Mugabe Finally Resigns


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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe Finally Resigns

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said.

A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transition of power.

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

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

Mr Mugabe had previously refused to resign despite last week's military takeover and days of protests.

The letter did not mention who would take over from Mr Mugabe.

The constitution says it should be the current vice-president, Phelekezela Mphoko, a supporter of Grace Mugabe, Mr Mugabe's wife.

Mr Mudenda said moves were under way to ensure a new leader could take over by late on Wednesday.
President Mugabe was accused of preparing the presidency for his wife Grace

Robert Mugabe - Timeline of a political life

1924: Born

1964: Imprisoned by Rhodesian government

1980: Wins post-independence elections

1996: Marries Grace Marufu

2000: Loses referendum, pro-Mugabe militias invade white-owned farms and attack opposition supporters

2008: Comes second in first round of elections to Morgan Tsvangirai who pulls out of run-off amid nationwide attacks on his supporters

2009: Amid economic collapse, swears in Mr Tsvangirai as prime minister, who serves in uneasy government of national unity for four years.

2017: Sacks long-time ally Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, paving the way for his wife Grace to succeed him. Army intervenes and forces him to step down..

from bbc


  1. Wow At last ooo,he wanna die there before.

    1. Great news.

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    2. He wants to die there as if Zimbabwe is his birthright. Good for him to resign.

    3. Stupid man. His stupid wife brought him down. I bet she divorces him now that he is of no use to her ego.

    4. If Tiwa Savage remains pregnant she will have to do dna. So abortion calls.

    5. Thank God he finally resigned old man

  2. Can Nigerians pull this off?
    No. If Awusa is ruling, call for a rally or military intervention, the Awusas will not come no matter how bad things are!

    1. What a stupid comment,how many hausas have stayed in power for 37 years . Just stop hiding under the guise of comparison to spew your prejudiced views . Before you respond I am not Hausa but Nigerian

    2. @Lami
      That's exactly what that Anon. is talking about
      We do not acknowledge our problems because of ethnic bias
      I will help answer your question; how many Hausas . . .
      Must a bad leader stay in power for 37 years before he is forced to resign?
      When did Zimbabwe become a model for kicking out dictators?
      IBB was forced to resign by Nigerians holding rallies even at the cost of their lives

    3. Who is ethnic biased now @anon20:24? We Nigerians have had bad leaders from all ethnicity, from North, South, East and West. So don't go making it just a northern issue and the earlier Nigerians realize that this problem is our problem then we are heading somewhere .cos are the masses across each geo-political zone even feeling the impact of governance, the answer is no, Cos in spite of monthly allocations and what not nothing gets to the ordinary people and the story is everywhere.

  3. Wow!...
    The man will soon kpai...let's say by next year!!...

  4. Resign to home for aging and vitality. Have a good rest sir, you need it.

  5. Finally, go and rest Grandpa. You did the right thing.

  6. Princess Scheherazade21 November 2017 at 18:38

    So, dem don finally comot the toe ring...

  7. The end of the Stalin class psychopathic dictator.yes he was a competent opponent of the colonial government which exploited the native population and ruled in a condescending paternal manner, but his sins far outnumber his graces.if he left when the ovation was loudest say around 1998 he would have been remembered in a better light (like Nelson Mandela) no I didn't just make that comparison...

  8. See jubilation in the streets of Harare

  9. He was the oldest leader in the world


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