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
Zimbabwe 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
They 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.
Zimbabweans dance on cars in the streets in jubilation after news of Mugabe’s resignation, broke
Zimbabweans protest early Tuesday at Unity square opposite the House of Parliament against Robert Mugabe shortly before the announcement of his resignation
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.
Pandemonium in Zimbabwe Parliament as MPs stand onto their chairs, dancing, as others sing and clap their hands in celebration of Mugabe’s exit
Mugabe, seen during his rambling, defiant speech on Sunday, had been accused of allowing his wife ‘Gucci’ Grace Mugabe, 52, to ‘usurp’ power and of being too old to rule. No one knows the impending fate of the hugely unpopular former first lady
‘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.
A New dawn: Zimbabweans party in the streets in Harare, on Tuesday
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.