Robert Mugabe has finally resigned as the president of Zimbabwe after 37 years in power making him have led for over 4 decades as announced by the speaker of the country’s parliament.
A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transition of power hence the surprise announcement halting an impeachment hearing that had begun against him with everyone complaining about his old age and refusal to leave power.
Mr Mugabe had previously refused to resign despite last week’s military takeover and days of protests and even though the resignation letter did not mention who would take over from Mr Mugabe, the country’s constitution says that it should be the current vice-president, Phelekezela Mphoko, a supporter of Grace Mugabe, Mr Mugabe’s wife.
“We are elated! It’s time for new blood. I’m 36 and I’ve been waiting for this all my life, I’ve only known one leader,” said William Makombore, who works in finance while jubilating.