President Robert Mugabe’s resignation letter was read out by Zimbabwe parliamentary Speaker Jacob Mudenda to lawmakers gathered at a conference centre in Harare to discuss an impeachment motion on Tuesday.
21 November 2017
The Honourable Jacob Mudenda (Zimbabwe’s speaker of Parliament)
Notice of resignation as President of the Republic of Zimbabwe
My decision to resign is voluntary on my part and 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.
Kindly give public notice of my resignation as soon as possible as required by section 96 (1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe.
Robert Gabriel Mugabe
President of the Republic of Zimbabwe
CNN’s @farai7zo, who is from Zimbabwe and is in Harare, says Robert Mugabe’s resignation “feels like one of those days you will never forget in your life.” Live updates: https://t.co/2o0OAOkGVV pic.twitter.com/hShjydcpxh
— CNN International (@cnni) November 21, 2017