Zimbabwe: End of an era — Parliament erupts as Mugabe tenders resignation

Robert Mugabe resigned as president of Zimbabwe on Tuesday, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda told lawmakers, ending a 37-year rule defined by brutality and economic collapse. «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. The bombshell news was delivered... Еще to a special joint session of parliament. Lawmakers had convened to debate a motion to impeach Mugabe, who has dominated every aspect of Zimbabwean public life since independence in 1980. News of Mugabe’s resignation was greeted on the streets of Harare with car horns and wild cheering.

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