Zimbabwe is celebrating after President Robert Mugabe has resigned after 37 years as head of state on Tuesday.
A Zimbabwe ruling party official says that recently fired Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will take over as the country’s leader within 48 hours after President Robert Mugabe resigned.
Ruling party chief whip Lovemore Matuke says Mnangagwa, who fled the country after his firing, “is not far from here”.
The official spoke to the AP immediately after the Parliament speaker announced Mugabe’s immediate resignation during impeachment proceedings.Matuke says they look forward to Mugabe doing the handover of power
“so that Mnangagwa moves with speed to work for the country”.
Car horns and wild cheers in Harare as Mugabe resigns
Car horns blared and cheering crowds raced through the streets of the Zimbabwean capital Harare Tuesday as news spread that President Robert Mugabe, 93, had resigned after 37 years in power.
“We are just so happy that things are finally going to change,” Togo Ndhlalambi, 32, a hairdresser, told AFP.
“We woke up every morning waiting for this day. This country has been through tough times.”
“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. – AP
Zimbabweans celebrates Mugabe’s resignation!