Mugabe resigns

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

A letter from Mr Mugabe said the decision was voluntary, Reuters news agency reports.

The surprise announcement came as lawmakers debated an impeachment motion against Mr Mugabe in a joint sitting of parliament.

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

He has been in power since independence in 1980.

Summary

  1. Embattled President Mugabe is reported to have quit
  2. Zimbabwe’s parliament begins impeachment proceedings
  3. Parliament packed for historic session
  4. Debate moved to hotel
  5. Embattled President Mugabe summons ministers to meeting
  6. Most, if not all, defy his order
  7. Thousands protest against his rule
  8. Regional leaders to fly to Zimbabwe for crisis talks
  9. Mugabe’s heir apparent demands his resignation

Mugabe resigns

Source: BBC

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