Zimbabwe's President finally bows out and resigns

Mr. Mugabe had been expected to voluntarily render his resignation on Monday but refused to do so forcing lawmakers to threatened to impeach him.

Zimbabwe speaker on Tuesday confirmed that the veteran leader who has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980 has resigned.

"I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation... with immediate effect," said speaker Mudenda, reading the letter.

Immediately news of his resignation became public, Zimbabweans took to the streets to celebrate.

Zimbabwe's influential war veterans on Tuesday had called for immediate protests against President and urged people to march to Mugabe's private residence, known as the Blue Roof, to ensure the increasingly isolated leader "leaves office immediately".

"All the people must leave what they are doing, come to Harare... we just want to see the back of Mugabe immediately. The protests must begin now, we cannot have another hour of Mugabe," said Zimbabwe War Veterans' Association chairman Chris Mutsvangwa.

While Zambia even sent its former president to Harare to try and convince President Robert Mugabe to step down

Emmerson Mnangagwa, -- ousted vice president and formerly one of Mugabe's closest allies and a regime hardliner -- said in his statement that Zimbabweans had "clearly demonstrated without violence their insatiable desire" for Mugabe to resign.

"It is my appeal to President Mugabe that he should take heed of this clarion call," he said.

Well it seems Mugabe finally heeded the clarion call to resigned.


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