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Robert Mugabe (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Robert Mugabe has officially tendered his resignation as the president of Zimbabwe.

According to Sky News, Mugabe wrote a letter to the Zimbabwean parliament saying he was resigning “with immediate effect.”

“I, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, hereby formally tender my resignation as President,” his letter read.

The parliament had resumed on Tuesday after a hiatus, planning to kick off Mugabe’s impeachment proceedings.

Instead, the session had begun with a reading of Mugabe’s resignation letter.

Crowds around the country took to the streets to celebrate the resignation, dancing and singing.

Mugabe, following a military takeover, had been expected to resign in a speech on Sunday.

Instead, the 93-year-old had said he would be leading the party Zanu-PF into their congress in December, despite being removed as its leader.

His ousted vice-president Emerson Mnangagwa is expected to take over as president.

Watch the moment his resignation was read below:

Photo Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images


  1. keke driver

    November 21, 2017 at 5:41 pm


  2. Blue nails

    November 21, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Monumental! I never thought i’d see the day. Very happy for my Zim folks. Please don’t let this happen again.

  3. Mamamia

    November 21, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Yes! Look what a nation can do when they come together… Nigeria, at some point we might need to do this for our leaders to do the right thing. Congrats Zimbabwe!!! I am genuinely happy for you guys, hopefully, this is the beginning of the new dawn you all look forward to.

    • Engoz

      November 21, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      Unfortunately, the military not the people, not the nation came together to kick out this boy.

  4. Tony

    November 21, 2017 at 6:57 pm

    The list is getting smaller and will soon be zero. Africans has suffered too much & still suffering from bad leaders all over. People we are smart and let’s move from online talk to real actions of accountability and holding everyone accountable in our day to day live. Keep tribalism, nepotism and double standards aside. These things fuel corruption and ruin our image.
    Bye Bye Bob and Gucci Grace hope u face the law and return all the loot.

  5. Cozygal

    November 21, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    It’s victory for Zimbabwe. I am happy for them. They should please never suffer a dictatorial bad leader again.
    I hope we (in Nigeria) can come to a bloodless situation like this. Push all these political vagabonds as far away from power as possible

    • Cozygal

      November 21, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      Dictator/bad leader

  6. Physio Tinu

    November 21, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Erm, I’m confused. Is it the same Mugabe that didn’t resign on live TV that wrote a letter that was read by someone else in which he resigns? Really?

    If it’s true, the mastermind(s) who compelled him to resign deserves a standing ovation and medal. To end 37 year reign in a non-violent manner is a case study at many levels.

    Congratulations Zimbabweans.

  7. Tato

    November 21, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    Hamba kahle tata. Thank you for all you did for Zimbabwe and if only things had ended differently. A once great man who lost it along the way.
    Asante sana.

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