FeatuZIMBABWE — After weeks of troublesome moments between Zimbabwean President, Robert Gabriel Mugabe and Zimbabwean Military, that led to the president seizure, Mugabe submits to pressure.
According to report, the embattled president resigned a 37-year-old leadership on Tuesday in a peaceful atmosphere.
The resignation letter was announced by the speaker, Jacob Mudenda at a special joint session of Parliament which was initially convened to impeach the president following pressured moments that gripped Zimbabwean political arena.
Reacting to what seems to be good news to the majority of Zimbabweans, people trooped to the streets in celebration.
In his words: “I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation… with immediate effect,” said the letter which was read out by parliamentary speaker Jacob Mudenda”
“My decision to resign is voluntary on my part. It 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.”
The announcement ended the unprecedented week in which the military seized control and tens of thousands of ordinary Zimbabweans took to the streets in an extraordinary show of defiance to demand that the president leaves.