Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwean President

Mugabe agreed to resign

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has announced his resignation with immediate effect.

Wild celebrations broke out as Mr Mugabe’s resignation letter was read out in the country’s parliament, where impeachment proceedings against the ruler had begun.

Mr Mugabe said he had chosen to step down “to allow the smooth transfer of power” and made the decision voluntarily.

The announcement has sparked jubilant scenes in Harare, where protesters had gathered to call for the 93-year-old to be removed from office.

Earlier this month, Mr Mugabe sparked the political crisis which ended his dictatorship by sacking vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa – paving the way for his wife Grace to succeed him as President.

Source: Sky News

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.