President Robert Mugabe has resigned.
Today, as Zimbabwe speaker of parliament, Jacob Mudenda was presiding over his impeachment, Justice Minister Happyton Bonyongwe interrupted him, carrying a letter.
Mudenda then asked the MPs to excuse him before announcing that the letter had come. Mugabe had resigned. Mudenda read the letter:
My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and arises from my concern for the welfare of people in Zimbabwe and my desires to see a smooth, peaceful and non-violent transfer of power.
Kindly give public notice of my resignation as soon as possible as required by the constitution.
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Yours faithfully, Mugabe.
The reading of the letter triggered celebrations all over the country. In Harare, cars were hooting their car horns and people shouting in the streets.