ZIMBABWE [Insider] — After series of public outburst from Zimbabweans to see the 37-year-old leadership put to stop, the ‘power glued’ president Robert Mugabe finally drops a surprising speech to leave.
The four-paragraph ‘notice of resignation’ letter which derived its power from section 96 (1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe, amendment number 20, 2013, was read in joint session by the Parliamentary Speaker Jacob Mudenda in Harare.
The conference that recorded the presence of lawmakers were initially set to discuss the impeachment process of the former president, Robert Gabriel Mugabe. READ LETTER EXCERPT BELOW:
21 November 2017
The Honourable Jacob Mudenda
Notice of resignation as President of the Republic of Zimbabwe
In terms of the provisions of section 96 (1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe, amendment number 20, 2013.
Following my verbal communication with the Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda at 13:53 hours, 21st November, 2017 intimating my intention to resign as President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, I Robert Gabriel Mugabe in terms of section 96 (1) of the constitution of Zimbabwe hereby formally tender my resignation as the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe with immediate effect.
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.