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After ruling for four decades, Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe President

Wild jubilation broke out among MPs when Speaker Mudenda told the House

Reuters  |  Harare 

Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday, shortly after parliament began an impeachment process to end his nearly four decades of rule. The 93-year old clung on for a week after an army takeover and expulsion from his own ruling ZANU-PF party, which also told him to leave power. Wild celebrations broke out at a joint sitting of parliament when Speaker Jacob Mudenda announced Mugabe's resignation and suspended the impeachment procedure. The origin of Mugabe's sudden downfall lies in rivalry between members of Zimbabwe's ruling elite over ...

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First Published: Tue, November 21 2017. 21:35 IST