Robert Mugabe has resigned as Zimbabwean preident after 37 years at the helm of affairs. After much discussion, a letter from Mugabe was read at the Parliament by the speaker.
Grace Mugabe was supposed to succeed him after the forced exit of former VP, Emmerson Mnangagwa on November 6th after which the attempt to house arrest began.
According to the constitution his successor should be the current vice-president, Phelekezela Mphoko, a supporter of Grace Mugabe.
But Zanu-PF chief whip Lovemore Matuke told Reuters news agency that Mr Mnangagwa would be in office “within 48 hours”.
Mugabe has been in power since the exit of the British from erstwhile Rhodesia, and what began as upliftment of the poor soon changed to a corrupt government and manipulation of election results to stay in power.
Jubiliant citizens of the country stayed up all night to celebrate the resignation of their leader.