Celebrations hit different parts of Zimbabwe after the news of Mugabe’s Resignation

Celebrations hit different parts of Zimbabwe after the news of Mugabe’s Resignation

BY KORIR JUMA/SOURCES,21ST NOV 2017-There was celebrations in different parts of Zimbabwe including the capital Harare after the news of resignation of long serving head of state Robert Mugabe was received.Citizens could be seen chanting freedom songs and celebrating in major towns in the southern Africa nations.

A letter from Mr Mugabe  on Tuesday 21ST November ,said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transition of power.

 The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had begun against him.

Lawmakers roared in jubilation and people have begun celebrating in the streets.

Mr Mugabe had previously refused to resign despite last week’s military takeover and days of protests.

The letter did not mention who would take over from Mr Mugabe.

The constitution says it should be the current vice-president, Phelekezela Mphoko, a supporter of Grace Mugabe, Mr Mugabe’s wife.

Mr Mudenda said moves were under way to ensure a new leader could take over by late on Wednesday

Harare citizens came out to celebrate the announcement

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Mr Mugabe’s resignation “provides Zimbabwe with an opportunity to forge a new path free of the oppression that characterised his rule”.

She said that Britain, “as Zimbabwe’s oldest friend”, will do all it can to support free and fair elections and the rebuilding of the Zimbabwean economy.

 

Celebrations continue in various parts of Zimmbabwe-COURTEST

Robert Mugabe has been in power since independence in 1980. Mr Mugabe has won elections, but over the past 15 years these have been marred by violence against political opponents.

He has presided over a deepening economic crisis in Zimbabwe, where people are on average 15% poorer now than they were in 1980.

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