Robert Mugabe Resigns After 37 Years As Zimbabwe’s Leader

Robert Mugabe, president of Zimbabwe, center, arrives for a student graduation ceremony at Zimbabwe Open University in Harare, Zimbabwe, on Friday. Mugabe has been pressured to resign. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Godfrey Marawanyika

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said.

The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him. Lawmakers roared in jubilation and people have begun celebrating the end of Mugabe’s 37 year reign in the streets.

Mugabe had previously refused to resign despite last week’s military takeover and days of protests. Read more at BBC.




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