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Zimbabweans celebrate in the street as Robert Mugabe’s tyrannical grip ends, after 37 years

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He’s gone!
Mugabe resigns as president of Zimbabwe
Rapturous applause, dancing and cheering breaks out in Zimbabwe’s Parliament as Mugabe’s resignation is read out
Celebratory scenes recorded as citizens took to the streets rejoicing at the end of the 37-year tyrannical rule of a brutal,  93-year-old despot
Zimbabwean lawmakers cheer as Robert Mugabe finally resigned as the parliament began the impeachment process to end his grip on power since former Rhodesia gained independence in the 1980s
Mugabe is gone 1.pngZimbabwe parliamentarians celebrate after Mugabe’s resignation is announced. The members had started impeachment proceedings against the 93-year-old despot who had been in power for nearly 40 years 
Robert-and-Grace-Mugabe-6They are gone! Robert and Grace Mugabe. The couple, critics allege, were plotting to have the wife succeed her aging husband as president of Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe resigned as presidentof Zimbabwe with immediate effect Tuesday after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him early Tuesday.
The country’s parliament erupted in cheers as the announcement was made that the 93-year-old despot had resigned ‘with immediate effect’. Online videos show MPs getting up onto their chairs and dancing, as others sing and clap their hands.

Mugabe is gone 5Zimbabweans dance on cars in the streets in jubilation after news of Mugabe’s resignation, broke
Zimbabweans protest at Unity square opposite to the Parliament against Robert Mugabe shortly before the announcementZimbabweans protest early Tuesday at Unity square opposite the House of Parliament against Robert Mugabe shortly before the announcement of his resignation
There were similar scenes of jubilation on the streets as the world’s oldest head of state caved in to pressure and ended a near four decades grip on power defined by brutality and economic collapse.

People danced and car horns blared on the streets of Harare at news that the era of Mugabe – who has led Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 – was finally over.
Mugabe’s resignation officially ends his 37-year rule of Zimbabwe, hours after Zimbabwe’s ruling party ZANU-PF presented a motion to impeach him.

Mugabe is gone 3.pngPandemonium in Zimbabwe Parliament as MPs stand onto their chairs, dancing, as others sing and clap their hands in celebration of Mugabe’s exit
In his resignation letter today, Mugabe wrote: ‘I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation with immediate effect.

‘My decision to resign is voluntary on my part. I have resigned to allow smooth transfer of power. Kindly give the public notice of my decision as soon as possible.’
It comes as it emerged that the despot has been left isolated and humiliated after his demands for ministers to attend his weekly cabinet meeting were dismissed.
The army seized power after Mugabe sacked the ruling party’s favorite to succeed him, Emmerson ‘The Crocodile’ Mnangagwa, to smooth a path to the presidency for his wife Grace, 52.
The jubilation kicked off with members of the Zimbabwe Parliament in chambers dancing on tables after news of Mugabe’s resignation. The rapturous reaction was no less ebullient outside the building in downtown Harare.,as ordinary Zimbabweans celebrated outside the parliament building immediately after hearing the news that President Robert Mugabe had resigned.

Zimbabweans shouted for joy as they gather at Unity square opposite to the Parliament to protest against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe shortly before the announcement.

Deposed Vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, who has emegered as the leading candidate to become the country’s new leader it is anticipated to return from exile shortly. His whose whereabouts are unknown after fleeing the country in fear for his safety, after he was sacked by the Mugabe government earlier in the month.
The intelligence chief known as ‘The Crocodile’, was a key lieutenant to Mugabe from the freedom fighting days, four decades back.
Legendary for his mean tactics, and ‘wickedness’ he has been accused of masterminding the bloody repression against Zimbabweans who challenged the Mugabe’s leadership in the past.

The plot posited an interim unity government with international blessing to allow for Zimbabwe’s re-engagement with the world after decades of isolation from global lenders and donors.


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