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Zimbabweans celebrate Mugabe's resignation.

Zimbabwe celebrates Mugabe resignation

HARARE, 19 days ago

Zimbabweans celebrated late into the night after Robert Mugabe resigned as president,a post he held for 37 years.
 
His ally turned rival, former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to return from neighbouring South Africa and could be appointed as the new president, said a BBC report.
 
Mugabe's resignation came in the form of a letter read out by the speaker of parliament as the house began impeachement proceedings against him.
 
Mugabe - who had so far resisted pressure from the public, the army and his own party to step aside - said he was resigning to allow a smooth and peaceful transfer of power, and that his decision was voluntary.
 
The announcement abruptly halted the impeachment hearing. Lawmakers from the ruling party and opposition roared with glee, and spontaneous scenes of joy erupted in the streets with people dancing, singing, honking car horns and waving flags.



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