Celebrations are in order in Zimbabwe after the resignation of their president, Robert Gabriel Mugabe.
Mugabe’s resignation was in a form of a letter that was read out by the speaker of parliament, Jacob Mudenda at conference centre in Harare.
“I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 (1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation as the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe with immediate effect”
“My decision to resign is voluntary on my part. It arises from my concern for the welfare of the people of Zimbabwe and my desire to ensure a smooth, peaceful and non-violent transfer of power that underpins national security, peace and stability.”
The 93-year-old has ruled Zimbabwe since it got its independence in 1980.
The Zimbabwe African National Union – Patriotic Front (ZANU–PF) which has ruled Zimbabwe since 1980 says that Mugabe will be succeeded by Zimbabwe’s former Vice-President, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
It is allegedly said that Mugabe had planned to be succeeded by his wife Grace Mugabe.
The people of Zimbabwe have shown great happiness in the stepping down of Mugabe as their president.